Trump’s newest endeavor, Truth Social, a Twitter rip-off that promises to figure out ways to take gullible MAGA information and sell it to the highest bidder, launched this President’s Day weekend. According to the Daily Beast, the app went “live” Sunday night and right away was a jumble of error messages and glitches.
One of the main problems seems to have been the fact that it became virtually impossible to sign up for an actual account on the new social media site, which is, if you can imagine, sort of the first (and possibly only) important thing to having a successful social media app. According to the company’s status page, “Due to the overwhelming demand at launch, we are currently rate-limited on onboarding new users to the platform. We are working to increase signup capacity for onboarding and will continue to update this status as capacity increases.” Could this be because the seed money into this venture wasn’t spent on the actual application? Who’s to say?
But as some people on Twitter pointed out, and as the Daily Beast reports, Trump Social’s issues may just be beginning.
On Sunday, as the debacle of a launch stumbled through the day, a Twitter user did a side-by-side comparison of the new Truth Social logo and a British trucking analytics company’s logo.
(The somewhat green rectangle must represent the money they plan paying in settlements.)
The British company Trailar’s head of marketing told the Daily Beast: “We are now seeking legal advice to understand next steps and options available to protect our brand.”
Just hours before the application went live on the Apple store, the Daily Dot reported that an internal beta version of the application was publicly accessible. It isn’t the end of the world, but considering how MAGA-heads are always so worried about microchips and “deep state” attempts at stealing your information and then imprisoning you in a Jewish banking prison run by Chinese Muslims, one might wonder whether this lackadaisical security breach might give one pause. The beta testing also gave the public a little taste of what “freedom of speech” actually means to people on Truth Social.
An account with the handle @tmtgmod5 (Trump Media & Technology Group moderator 5) appears to be dedicated to Pinochet, a brutal general who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990 before being arrested in London in 1998 on “charges of genocide and terrorism that include murder.”
Titled “Papa Pinochet,” the account hosts numerous memes and statements in support of the deceased dictator. Numerous posts, known on the platform as “Truths,” reference Pinochet’s history of throwing political prisoners to their deaths from helicopters.
“Free Speech is making a comeback, and so are the helicopters,” one post said on Feb. 11.
The Trump Media & Technology Group was joined a couple months ago by former Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, the guy who spent time suing a parody Twitter account claiming to be one of the representative’s cows. Nunes was brought on to be the
scam company’s CEO, and bring his special brand of fecklessness to the venture. Nunes, like Trump—and by extension Truth Social—is a mixture of conman mediocrity and just plain old mediocrity. The math on that is mediocrity + scam multiplied by mediocrity = scumbag mediocrity.