All of us have dumb ideas, and our friends might indulge us by giving us a few bucks to fulfill them. But a billion dollars? Well, perhaps —if you’re Donald Trump.
Trump’s social network — ironically named TRUTH — and his media group were officially announced in October. At that time, the company said it aimed to launch the website and the app in invite-only mode by November. But clearly, it missed the deadline and has made no announcements regarding the release date.
TRUTH was announced with a lofty aim of fighting “the tyranny of Big Tech.” But that’s kinda hard to do when you don’t have…any tech. The company aims to open up the network to the public in 2022, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
Trump is still banned from Twitter, Facebook, and all the major social networks of the world. So he doesn’t quite have an internet megaphone to yell out his thoughts at the moment. The last right-learning social network, Parler, burned to the ground after Google and Apple kicked it out of their app stores, and most cloud companies refused to provide hosting services.
So Trump & co. will need a lot of money to put up infrastructure to sustain the social network, if Big Tech is not going to support it. But if it keeps getting more investors, it might stay afloat — even if it’s just a mirage.