Trump wants his media company to rival Twitter, Netflix and Amazon

October 21, 2021

Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati

It may have sounded like an empty threat after a bitter feud with the Big Tech giants, but former President Donald Trump announced that he would soon launch a media network to rival the "liberal media" and "fight back against" the Big Tech platforms that banned him earlier this year.

Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) is expected to do a soft launch of the social media site TRUTH Social next month and go live in early 2022. The company will also develop a subscription video-on-demand service, TMTG+, that will feature "non-woke" entertainment, news, podcasts and other programming.

"To me, this all has the hallmark of 'I'll believe it when I see it,'" said Ethan Porter, a professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University.

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