Donald Trump launches social networking site to rival Facebook and Twitter


Former US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the launch of his own social networking site, called "Truth Social" after he was booted in January from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with accusation of inciting violence which led to the attack on the Capitol on 6 January.

"I created Truth Social and the Trump Media and Technology group to counter the tyranny of technology giants," he said, adding that the new site would be operational by 2022 and the company would enter the stock market.

"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 sit app is available for pre-order in the Apple App Store and its pilot ("beta") version will begin for invited users in November, according to the company's press release. A video subscription service will also be offered.