Donald Trump launches new social network

The former president explained that he had created the network "to oppose the tyranny of the technology giants."

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, US February 28, 2021. (photo credit: REUTERS/OCTAVIO JONES/FILE PHOTO)
Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, US February 28, 2021.
(photo credit: REUTERS/OCTAVIO JONES/FILE PHOTO)

Former United States President Donald Trump has announced the launch of his own social network called "TRUTH Social," multiple sources reported Wednesday. 

Trump Media and Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Group, which is already listed on the Nasdaq, have entered into a merger to establish the new company, chaired by the former president, ABC News reported

In a statement to the media, Trump explained that he had created the network "to oppose the tyranny of the technology giants."

“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable," Trump said in the written release.

"I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I'm excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech," he said.

Members of the Proud Boys and supporters of US President Donald Trump show up at the US Capitol Building over an hour before supporters began to storm the building in Washington, US, January 6, 2021.REUTERS/LEAH MILLISMembers of the Proud Boys and supporters of US President Donald Trump show up at the US Capitol Building over an hour before supporters began to storm the building in Washington, US, January 6, 2021.REUTERS/LEAH MILLIS

Last January, Trump was blocked from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, who accused him of inciting his supporters after the January 6 Capitol riots.

Reuters contributed to this report.