Donald Trump is creating a new social media platform, called Truth Social, which he considers his newest endeavor to improve the United States. The article from NBC News focuses on the fact that it has potential to make millions of dollars and be a huge success, but at the same time, could flop and be a massive failure. Some major themes of the app will likely be promoting similar political messages from when Donald Trump was president, calling out other social media apps like Facebook and Twitter, and challenging big tech and media companies. The message being sent from the new platform is related to cancelling “cancel culture.” The app looks similar to Twitter and allows people to share a “Truth or Re-truth.” The plan is to make money through the social media platform, but Donald Trump has a history of failures in the business realm, which gives the impression that this platform could flop.
This is an interesting move by Trump and his team. It is very likely that almost all of the users on this social media platform will be supporters of the former president, which means that there will not be much political diversity. A large aspect of this platform will be people praising Trump and there will not be much pushback because many people who do not support him will not have interest in being on the platform, although there will be a few. Personally, it will be interesting to hear what happens on the app through other news stories or social media apps, but I do not plan on making an account because I do not enjoy debating on topic’s I am not extremely invested in.