President Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ app opens to beta testers ahead of expected launch

Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s new social media app, “Truth Social,” has begun a beta rollout to about 500 beta testers who are now using an early version of the app.

Former U.S. President Trump plans to launch new the social media platform TRUTH Social on February 21st
Former U.S. President Trump plans to launch new the social media platform TRUTH Social on February 21st

Helen Coster for Reuters:

Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) has pledged to deliver an “engaging and censorship-free experience” on the app, which Chief Executive Devin Nunes has said will launch by the end of March.

Liz Willis, a correspondent and vice president of operations at Right Side Broadcasting Network, told Reuters she received an email Tuesday stating that “T Media Tech LLC has invited you to test Truth Social.”

Willis was able to download the app on her iPhone through the beta testing site TestFlight, the Apple-owned product that developers use prior to launching their apps in the App Store. Users have been posting on this version of Truth Social for the past 24 hours, Willis said Wednesday morning.

Truth Social allows users to post and share a “truth” the same way they would do so with a tweet. There are no ads, according to Willis and a second source familiar with TMTG.

Users choose who they follow and the feed is a mix of individual posts and an RSS-like news feed. They will be alerted if someone mentions or begins following them.

Trump’s account shows one “truth” that he posted three days ago, verified at the account of @realDonaldTrump with a red check and with the message: “Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!”

Donald Trump Jr on Twitter highlighted his father’s first post on Truth Social.

It remains unclear whether the app’s goal of freedom of expression can co-exist with Apple’s and Google’s app store policies. TMTG was not immediately available to comment.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s App Store currently hosts a preorder page for the free TRUTH Social app which states, verbatim:

TRUTH Social is America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology

Follow the TRUTH!

What exactly is TRUTH Social’s “Big Tent” approach?

Big Tent is a new way to describe “inclusivity” in America. Think of a giant outdoor event tent at your best friend’s wedding. Who’s there? The combination of multiple families from all over the United States, and the world. Uncle Jim from Atlanta is a proud libertarian. Aunt Kellie from Texas is a staunch conservative. Your cousin John from California is a die-hard liberal. And guess what? They’re all together to have an amazing time and share their viewpoints of the world. Although we don’t always agree with each other, we welcome these varied opinions and welcome the conversation.

Let your voice be heard. Sign up, join the conversation, and share your unique opinion by posting a TRUTH, Re-TRUTH, photo, news story, or video link to communicate with your friends, customers, and the world. Stay informed about breaking news while staying directly connected with the people who influence you – don’t be shocked if they take your TRUTH viral!

Key Features

• Profile – Express your unique personality by setting up a profile, avatar, and background. Begin to track your personal connections through follower and following counts as well as history for your posts and likes.

• TRUTH Feed – Get the scoop on the latest thoughts and activities from the people, organizations, and news outlets that interest you. The TRUTH Feed contains posts from all those you follow brought to life with the help of thumbnail photos, links, and more.

• Search – TRUTH Social really starts to become interesting as you connect with others. Search for a voice that you find interesting and easily follow them right from the search list or view their profile first before deciding.

• Notifications – Stay engaged as you build a following. See who’s following you and who’s interacting with your TRUTH’s.

TRUTH Social is America’s “Big Tent” social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.

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            1. That’s because you’re blissfully and/or willingly ignorant.

            1. It’s so sad when your entire existence (and that would be you and other Trump supporters) is based on a completely fabricated reality such as the nonsense around voter fraud and the election. Have you not noticed that Trump always does this? Sets the table for fraud in case he loses but is quiet when he wins. You’re all such suckers. No, sorry. Sheeple, to use your vernacular.

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            1. If you admit to being one, given that it takes one to know one as you say, then sadly, you are an idiot. Reminder: you are a self-admitted idiot.

      1. You watch the wrong kind of TV.

    1. It’s interesting that so many people continue to regurgitate the lies about Trump simply because they’ve been brainwashed into believing them. When in actuality, almost everything the left accused Trump of doing, they were actually guilty of.

      I never liked Trump’s personality, but I supported his policies. I actually respect him more now than I did then simply because of the coordinated effort to slander him and deny his the presidency as the nominee, followed by the attempts to remove him from office and take down any one associated with him.

      The Russian collusion was fabricated and the dossier was paid for by the Democrat party. All of the impeachment proceedings were a joke. The Democrats, the mainstream media and even the US intelligence agencies were involved in trying to oust a fairly-elected president. Illegal FISA warrants, spying and every trick and scheme imaginable has been used and continues to be used.
      When they are caught red-handed, the media ignores and protects those involved. Social media platforms routinely ban users, block posts and silence free speech under the guise of “misinformation” or “hate speech”.

      If you can’t see what’s going on, you’re either living in a Democrat echo chamber where you’re only exposed to like-minded groupthink or you’re so fanatical about your cause that you are willing to win at any cost. The ones who routinely called Trump a Nazi or racist are the ones who are behaving like totalitarians themselves.

    2. Calling it “Truth” is kind of the elephant in the room…

      Also, the number of times the word “truth” is repeated throughout the materials almost sounds like an SNL parody, drawing attention to the obvious, profound irony.

  1. Adios, commie-infested Big Brother Twitter censors!

    Facebook’s number of daily users has plunged for the first time in Facebook history. This means people are tired of Fake News and abuse and especially tired of their political shenanigans. It could also be that people are waiting for TRUTH — the highly sophisticated platform that we look forward to opening in the not too distant future. Time to straighten out what is happening in our Country!President Donald J. Trump, Feb. 4, 2020

    M A G A ! ! !

    Let’s go, Brandon!!!

    1. Facebook is a heap of crap, I’ll agree with you there.
      But it was Facebook and Cambridge Analytica that helped the orange imbecile win in 2016.

      This new Truth-less platform will simply spread more lies and reinforce the brain-dead beliefs of the MAGA faithful.

      1. Skellum: he hasn’t gotten it through his thick skullum that Democrats are the leftist, socialist set who want to dismantle America when it is the system that has broken free from oppression and thrived, despite but under heavy attack from enemies, foreign and domestic.

        When Skellum is being put in chains, too, despite being one of the faithful useful idiots, only then will he realise membership of the Democrat club means nothing. But by then it will be far too late.

        1. Ah yes, a sycophant mouth’s concurrence to FALSE narratives regarding an App not yet launched. 🙄

          Gee, what a surprise.

          The Achilles heel of the Left put mouth in gear before the head. So typical of the smug elitist know it alls that know NOTHING…

      1. Obviously you have not thought this through and if juvenile name calling is all you got, simply meaningless. The platform is for all points of view brainless, educate yourself before you deliver FALSE information…

      1. Sorry, but Trump was so clueless that he couldn’t beat Joe Bidumb and his half dead brain.
        Trump prolly would have won if he had just stayed off social media in the six months before the election.

        Beating Biden should have been a slam-dunk for Trump, instead, he frittered away one of the most lopsided presidential matchups in history.

        I mean seriously, he can’t beat Joe Biden? It really was astonishing. For example, all Trump did during the first debate was scream, interrupt, and ramble like a senile lunatic on crystal meth. If Trump had just appeared semi-intelligent, alert, and presidential, he would have exposed Biden for the doddering old political hack that he is.

        TRUMP BLEW IT!

        And what exactly will Trump do when libtards start hijacking his social media platform?

          1. Hmmm, seems AC believes in the tooth fairy, unicorns, Hillary’s 30,0000 deleted emails on her bathroom server were all about wedding plans and yoga routines, and the legitimacy of all the votes cast in US elections, because they are free and fair and not corrupted by shenanigans from Democratic scum operatives. Got it!

      2. What-about-ism is an asinine debate tactic.

        Just because Joe Biden is a dotard, it doesn’t follow that Trump isn’t also a dotard. For extra fun, Trump is a toxic narcissist with delusions of being der Fuhrer. This crazy assh*le has badly damaged and will continue to damage the political norms that permit democracy to function in the USA. Maybe you don’t like democracy anymore because it means that you won’t always get what you want?

  2. First, Biden blows his nose into his handkerchief and then second, proceeds to use that snot rag to wipe his eyes.

    That, and the comments above, explains the mentality level of his supporters.

  3. The basis for truth is not being able to hide. I’m sure this App will completely verify the identity of each user when they register so that the user will be fully responsible for any posts they may make on the platform. 🙂

    1. I noticed you freely did not provide your identity at the end of your post so as to take full responsibility for it.

      Or is Xennex your first name or last? And 1170 is your street address or the last four digits of your phone number or SSN?

      As for me, I’m donating to the Canadian Truck Convoy for Freedom and I’m identifying myself as Hunter Biden so the Washington Post won’t dox me!

    1. It would not surprise me how many of the anti-Trump commenters and down vote givers who have ho issue raising their voices up high are some of the same ones who comment about keeping political news and comments off MDN. Hypocrites!

    1. What really intrigues me, will everybody here on MDN denigrating Trump’s Truth Social have to bite their tongue and actually have to register to join in order to feel good about themselves still being able to continue leaving their snarky replies? Or can they freely do that on @jack’s twatter along with his fake fact checkers?

    2. If there’s no moderation it’ll be booted off the App Store faster than Parler was.

      And it’s within their right to do so as well… Apple reserves the right to remove any app that violates the terms set by the App Store… If you don’t like it, you can sideload… oh… I’m sorry, you can’t…

  4. Could you imagine replying to this tweet with a common sense rebuttal and @jack’s fake fact checkers label your tweet as misinformation, if not down right censoring it.

    Freedom Convoy, HONK-HONK!

    This is why Trump’s Truth Social is urgently needed.

    It’s also why I never vote for the Liberal Leftists.

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