United States: Donald Trump launches his own social network called "Truth"

Former US President Donald Trump in Orlando, Florida on February 28, 2022. AP - John Raoux

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Donald Trump launches his social network called Truth, truth.

The former president thus hopes to compete with the platforms from which he was banned after the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2020. But the launch scheduled for Monday is surrounded by a lot of confusion. 


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With our correspondent in New York


Loubna Anaki

Until the last hours, the launch of the Truth Social application has been uncertain.

While the commissioning is scheduled for Monday, many American media announced on Sunday that everything was postponed because Donald Trump's new social network is not 100% operational. 

Finally, the head of Truth's parent company, former Republican elected official Devin Nunes assured that the launch was well maintained.

The application should be available on download platforms and should be operational gradually by the end of March, explained Devin Nunes.

From the start, Donald Trump has presented his new network as an alternative to the platforms from which he was banned.

Facebook, Twitter and Youtube had deleted his accounts believing that his posts

had incited his supporters to attack the Capitol.

As of yesterday Sunday, the allies of Donald Trump began to welcome the arrival of the new social network.

“Truth is coming,” tweeted Elise Stefanik, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives.

TRUTH is coming….

Thank you to my good friends President Trump and Devin Nunes.


— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) February 18, 2022

Keen on symbolism, Donald Trump did not choose the launch date at random.

In the United States, February 21 is a holiday honoring American presidents.


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