Last March, former US President Donald Trump promised the world that he will "be back to cyberspace soon", after months of indefinite suspensions on the internet's social media networks.
checking out the “trump media and technology group” pitch deck pic.twitter.com/1ZjC6jmZka— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) October 21, 2021
Donald Trump has delivered his promise recently, launching his own social media platform, called "Truth Social", hoping to provide his followers with a proper alternative space via the internet, after his supporters have been facing huge difficulty being connected to the former president.
The escalation between the internet world and Donald Trump reached a deadlock last January, following the Capitol insurrection events which led to several deaths, all believed to have been provoked by Trump, who was preparing to leave the White House at that time.
Was just able to setup an account using the handle @donaldtrump on 'Truth Social,' former President Donald Trump's new social media website.— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) October 21, 2021
Although the site is not officially open, a URL was discovered allowing users to sign up anyway. pic.twitter.com/MRMQzjNhma
Now, internet users can access Trump's social media network, which is run by his newly founded group Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG).
Yet, many online users have been reporting a variety of surprises as soon as they checked out Truth Social.
First, new users have taken screenshots of the terms and conditions they had to agree to as they were signing up for the network, including an article that warned users against harassing or annoying the site or any of its staff members.
The terms and conditions of Trump's new social site are VERY specific that you can't harass or annoy it or its staff— but says nothing about other users. pic.twitter.com/8EmBlAFF3b— Philip Bump (@pbump) October 21, 2021
The twenty-third rule for Trump's planned social media site is that you can't use it to make fun of his new social media site. pic.twitter.com/0YQK7aPFpw— Brad Heath (@bradheath) October 21, 2021
Another rule justified banning users who "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site," without explaining who the "us" referred to.
Finally, one Twitter user posted a screenshot saying that has been able to create an account with Donald Trump's name on the website, without being verified.
This comes at a stressful time for almost every social media network around the world, especially the Facebook group which has suffered a series of glitches recently, including one during which service was down for about 6 hours earlier this month. Ever since reports have noted that Facebook's executives are considering rebranding the company.
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