SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: [Donald Trump’s] “long-promised social network, Truth Social, has been almost entirely inaccessible in the first days of its grand debut because of technical glitches, a 13-hour outage and a 300,000-person waitlist…
[E]arly glimpses at Truth Social suggest its offerings are almost identical to what Twitter and other sites have offered for years — except tweets are called ‘truths,’ and retweets ‘retruths.’ […]
Trump’s company, the Trump Media & Technology Group, also prohibits anyone from attempting to ‘disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.’ […]
On Sunday, people who’d ‘preordered’ the app from Apple’s App Store were sent an alert that it was available, sending it sailing to the top of the free-app download charts.
But many who tried to actually sign up to use the app faced obstacles immediately.”
-Drew Harwell, “Trump’s Truth Social’s disastrous launch raises doubts about its long-term viability,” washingtonpost.com, February 22, 2022