Just hours after the launch on Sunday evening at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) App Store, Donald Trump’s new social media app, Truth Social, has experienced a “partial outage.”
What happened: The Truth Social website posted an update at 11:24 p.m. ET Sunday, saying a technical difficulty was being investigated. As of Monday morning, the website’s status pages indicated that the outage was still affecting users. At the time of publication, the problem had been going on for more than 10 hours.
The status page stated: “The Truth Social app is live, although user creation is currently limited during our rollout. We will be increasing capacity over the next few hours to allow more users to join. TruthSocial.”
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Why is this important: Trump unveiled his plans for the app in October, after being kicked off social media platforms Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), Meta Platforms Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) Facebook and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) YouTube. At the time, he said Truth Social would “stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.”
The app’s website says Truth Social “gives you the tools you need to spread the truth” and encourages users to “share your thoughts, photos, videos, memes, or links.”
Truth Social is an app created by Trump’s new company, Trump Media & Technology Group, which announced a SPAC merger with Digital World Acquisition Company (NASDAQ: DWAC) in October.
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