Truth Social Violated Mastodon's License; Trump's Entire Platform Might Now Be DOA - 2021-10-29

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F0.png Truth Social Violated Mastodon's License; Trump's Entire Platform Might Now Be DOA October 29, 2021, Chris Truax, The Bulwark

Donald Trump's latest business venture, Truth Social, is a brand-new social media platform that is going to be a publicly-traded company via a reverse merger with a SPAC. Consequently, it sits at the intersection between finance, law, and technology. When you combine Trump's legendary financial acumen—he has only six bankruptcies on his record—with his uncanny eye for legal talent like Rudy Giuliani and tech wizards like Brad Parscale, what could possibly go wrong?

You would be surprised. After all, this is Trump's second bite at the apple. His first "social media" venture debuted last June and was essentially a blog. It lasted a total of 29 days. In a fit of acute embarrassment, Trump finally demanded it be switched off, because it was getting fewer hits than Petfinder.

But Truth Social is supposed to be the real deal. Meant to rival not just Facebook and Twitter, but eventually Amazon and even Stripe. Seriously. Here's a slide from Trump's pitch deck:

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Chris | last = Truax | title = Truth Social Violated Mastodon's License; Trump's Entire Platform Might Now Be DOA | url = https://www.thebulwark.com/truth-social-violated-mastodons-tos-trumps-entire-platform-might-now-be-doa/ | work = The Bulwark | date = October 29, 2021 | accessdate = November 6, 2021 }}