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Donald Trump’s Truth Social Reaches No. 1 Spot In App Store, Users Put on Waitlist

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Donald Trump’s Truth Social Reaches No. 1 Spot In App Store, Users Put on Waitlist

By Movieguide® Staff

Former U.S. President Donald Trump officially launched his new social media platform, Truth Social, on Apple’s App Store in America.

“What makes Truth Social different!? We are a social media platform that is free from political discrimination. Join us and share, communicate, and have fun!” the app’s description reads.

The app went live on Feb. 20, at around midnight, and automatically downloaded to users’ phones who pre-ordered Truth Social.

The app skyrocketed to No. 1 on the App Store, but users who did not pre-order the app were put on a waitlist before using Truth Social.

However, users are still able to create an account. The notification reads: “Your account has been created successfully! Thank you for Joining! Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist. We love you, and you’re not just another number to us. But your waitlist number is below.”

Trump announced plans to launch a social media alternative after Twitter and Facebook banned his accounts following the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots.

In a previous February announcement, Trump emphasized Truth Social’s safety features. The app also forces users to enter their date of birth and does not allow minors to use the platform.

Movieguide® previously reported:

The company’s CEO, Devin Nunes, told Fox Business: “We want to be very family-friendly, we want this to be a very safe place, and we are focused on making sure any illegal content is not on the site.”

The Trump Media & Technology Group partnered with Hive, which provides automated content moderation across images, videos, text, and audio.

“We want people to have a good experience on the platform, and they are not going to have a good experience if there is illegal activity on the platform, so that is the real necessity for this,” Nunes explained. “We want to be the most family-friendly site.”

Truth Social’s late-February release date comes well ahead of initial reports that estimated the app’s debut for late March.

In appearance, the Trump Media & Technology Group platform mirrors Twitter, with a timeline and “Like” and “Comment” options for under post.

According to Deadline, Trump’s first post read: “Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!”

The post was also re-posted by his son, Donald Trump Junior, with the quote, “Time for some Truth!!!”

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