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TRUTH Social: Faithful to its name, or a hub for misinformation?

October 21, 2021

~ 3 minutes read

On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced the formation of Trump Media and Technology Group, which will launch a social platform called TRUTH Social.

The full site is not expected to launch until early 2022, but the app is available for pre-order on Apple’s App Store and those who are interested can sign up for an invite list. A beta launch is expected in November.

What else is each side focusing on?
  • The site’s terms of serviceprohibit comments that “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.”
  • Other “free speech” platforms quickly became hate-filled and failed. Apple and other tech companies have a responsibility to reject platforms for hate speech.
  • As with all Trump’s business ventures, this is already looking sketchy.
  • Big Tech disproportionately censors conservative voices just for being conservative.
  • Someone needs to challenge Big Tech, who only care about power and money, not free speech.
  • A platform that gives a voice to all and fosters free speech is necessary and needed.
The Narrative

The site is not promoting free speech but is just another attempt to create a space on the internet where the right is allowed to spread hate and misinformation. The attempt to frame Trump’s ideas as “truth” is dystopian, even fascist.

Trump is doing what he does best — standing up to Big Tech and those who want him and his supporters silenced. It’s time for conservative voices to be heard, rather than banned and silenced.

What else is the left focusing on?

  • The site’s terms of service prohibit comments that “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.”
  • Other “free speech” platforms quickly became hate-filled and failed. Apple and other tech companies have a responsibility to reject platforms for hate speech.
  • As with all Trump’s business ventures, this is already looking sketchy.

The narrative: The site is not promoting free speech but is just another attempt to create a space on the internet where the right is allowed to spread hate and misinformation. The attempt to frame Trump’s ideas as “truth” is dystopian, even fascist.

What else is the right focusing on?

  • Big Tech disproportionately censors conservative voices just for being conservative.
  • Someone needs to challenge Big Tech, who only care about power and money, not free speech.
  • A platform that gives a voice to all and fosters free speech is necessary and needed.

The narrative: Trump is doing what he does best — standing up to Big Tech and those who want him and his supporters silenced. It’s time for conservative voices to be heard, rather than banned and silenced.

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