Trump’s 'Truth Social' Twitter 'ripoff' launches — and it’s not going well

Trump’s 'Truth Social' Twitter 'ripoff' launches — and it’s not going well
President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, participates in NORAD Santa Tracker phone calls Monday, December 24, 2018, in the State Dining Room of the White House—a Christmas Eve tradition for over 60 years to keep track of Santa’s travels around the world. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Truth Social, Donald Trump‘s new social media platform and mobile app launched just before midnight. It is not going well.

Truth Social, Donald Trump‘s new social media platform and mobile app launched just before midnight. It is not going well.

“Team Trump has been cooking up its own social network ever since the then-president was thrown off all major platforms for his posts inciting the Capitol riot—but, even though what they came up with is just a ripoff of Twitter, it seems a year wasn’t enough time to make a useable product,” The Daily Beast reports.

Amid reports of social media users not being able to create accounts, early users being waitlisted, there are even accusations the logo itself is a knockoff.

Numerous people took to Twitter to complain they could not create an account, or despite being among the first to try to create an account were immediately waitlisted.

The Daily Beast’s Roger Sollenberger documented his experience, mocking the Truth Social app:




“It took me five attempts to sign up and I received a string of error messages,” Business Insider’s Rosie Bradbury reported. “The app welcomed me as a ‘Truthsayer’ but I couldn’t contact any users or see any posts.”

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