Big Media has made a habit out of underestimating former President Donald Trump.
They didn’t think he could win the GOP Primary in 2016 – and after he did – they thought there was no way he could stop Hillary Clinton’s coronation as President.
But not even Donald Trump can believe what The New York Times was just forced to admit.
In the final days of his Presidency, then-sitting U.S. President Donald Trump was banned from social media giants Facebook and Twitter.
The President then set out to create his own social media platform that wouldn’t silence conservative speech.
At the end of February of this year, just a little more than a year following his banishment by Big Tech, Trump launched Truth Social.
It was a limited beta launch, with the platform gradually allowing more and more users to sign up for accounts.
The corporate-controlled media mocked the low user levels – forgetting that it took many years for Facebook and Twitter to become the household names they are today.
Eventually, Truth Social opened to all Apple users.
And a few months later, Android users were invited as well.
Trump platform catches the NYT off guard
The platform has experienced rapid growth that has caught the doubters in both Big Media and Big Tech off guard.
Still, they downplayed the obvious early success of Truth Social.
But now, the numbers are too big to deny.
Upon being available on the Google Play Store, Truth Social almost immediately became the top downloaded app — beating rivals TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and even Amazon.
And now, even in a hit piece meant to promote doubt in the future of the platform, even the New York Times has to admit Truth Social is a success.
In an article in the Times, they describe Truth Social as “a vibrant right-wing ecosystem increasingly brimming with activity.”
Truth Social has “managed to outpace its rivals”
They also go on to admit Truth Social was managing to “outpace its rivals.”
While the numbers are forcing them to admit Truth Social is a player in the platform wars – don’t make the mistake of confusing that with an endorsement.
The article is full of backhanded compliments – like the one above – and outright insults.
Just read how the Times describes Republican voters.
“(Trump) is now joined on Truth Social by a coalition of right-wing Americans, including conservative celebrities like Dan Bongino, the radio host and television commentator; political firebrands like Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia; and a constellation of conspiracy theory peddlers, far-right influencers and rank-and-file voters,” Stuart A. Thompson and Matthew Goldstein write.
The article goes on to talk about supposed legal trouble and call Truth Social users “conspiracy theorists.”
But now that Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has become their biggest fear, leftist can no longer deny that Trump’s Truth Social is also becoming a successful alternative to the Left’s monopoly in Big Tech.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.