Former United States President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the launch of his own social networking site, christened "Truth Social". The move came after he was kicked out from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube back in January. The networking sites accused him of inciting violence after the attack on the Capitol on 6 January.
"I created Truth Social and the Trump Media and Technology group to counter the tyranny of the tech giants," the former president said, adding that the new site would be operational by 2022 and listed on the stock exchange.
"We live in a world where the Taliban have a huge presence on Twitter, yet your beloved American president is silenced. "This is unacceptable," the real estate mogul explained, adding that the purpose of the new site would be to "give a voice" to "everyone".
The application to access the site is available for pre-order in the Apple App Store and its pilot ("beta") operation will begin for invited users in November, according to the company's press release. A video subscription service will also be offered.