Asked by AFP, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the parent company of "Truth Social", the name of the social network, did not respond immediately.

The future platform was presented by the former president as an alternative to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, from which he is banned for inciting his supporters to violence before the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

TMTG has teamed up with an already listed vehicle, Digital World Acquisition Corp, to raise $ 293 million in September on Wall Street.

The two groups then announced in early December that they had obtained another commitment to the tune of one billion dollars.

In total, by removing the transaction fees, TMTG has about $ 1.25 billion to attack its competitors in the already very crowded market of social networks popular with ultra-conservatives.

Gettr, launched in early July by Donald Trump's former adviser, Jason Miller, but also Parler and Gab have already positioned themselves with the former president's supporters as guarantors of freedom of expression, escaping the censorship of social networks General public.

Gettr just scored a point thanks to a tweet from host and comedian Joe Rogan, whose podcast is the most popular in the world, who on Sunday called on his subscribers to join him on the platform.

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