Democrats and their media allies have been plotting revenge ever since Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton.
Over the past five years, they reined in on free speech on social media to push their establishment narrative.
And Donald Trump vowed to help unmuzzle America First patriots but there’s something no one expected about Trump’s new social platform.
Trump made one announcement that could completely disrupt big tech.
Donald Trump will be coming back to social media.
In the spring of 2022, he will be launching a Twitter competitor called TRUTH Social, Trump said in a statement:
“I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech…We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable…Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!…Trump Media & Technology Group’s mission is to create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America.”
People expect Trump’s social media platform will allow greater freedom of thought and speech than legacy sites it will compete against.
But critics point out that the platform’s terms of service make clear, not all speech will be permitted – speaking ill of the platform itself or its leadership is prohibited.
Trump’s announcement comes nearly nine months after he was banished from every single social media platform after the Capitol Hill riot.
The January 6th Capitol breach has been used to justify frightening levels of censorship and centralized power.
Washington, D.C. was literally under military occupation several weeks after the inauguration of Joe Biden while the opposition leader was the victim of a political show trial.
Even political leaders and celebrities who were no fan of Trump condemned the move by big tech.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and far-left model and actress Emily Ratajkowski were just two of the public figures who said Facebook and Twitter were setting a dangerous precedent by silencing the president of the United States.
Not only was Trump banned, but Twitter competitor Parler was sabotaged by Apple, Google, and Amazon.
Apple and Google yanked Parler from their respective app stores, and Amazon pulled web hosting services.
It was a digital assassination that took place just as Parler became the fastest growing app in the world.
Trump’s social media site could find success because of his name recognition, but he will need to solve the bottleneck problems that stunted Parler and gave the legacy tech elites the chance to kill it off in infancy.
Almost all smartphones are sold by either Apple or Google, so if those companies refuse to carry Trump’s app, that creates an inconvenience for users.
Nevertheless, more competition in the social media space is a good thing.
A handful of Silicon Valley oligarchs shouldn’t get to shape discourse for the entire country.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.