By Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States – October 26, 2021

Last week, I announced the creation of a major new company that will challenge the dominance of the Big Tech giants and Big Media bosses. Today I want to explain more about what I am doing and why. For me, this endeavor is about much more than politics. This is about saving our country.

America has always been a nation of smart, spirited, and independent people who take pride in thinking for themselves. We admire those who aren’t afraid to speak their minds, or go against the tide. Yet suddenly, we find ourselves being censored and dictated to by a small group of self-righteous scolds and self-appointed arbiters of what everyone else is allowed to think, say, share, and do.

Nowhere is this censorship more dangerous and brazen than on social media, the public square of our times. We have seen renowned medical doctors being banned from platforms for contradicting “health authorities” or questioning the political narrative of the moment. We’ve seen scientists blacklisted for sharing evidence that the pandemic began in a Chinese lab. We’ve seen vital reporting about Joe and Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings—information that voters needed and deserved to hear—ruthlessly suppressed and erased from the internet just weeks before a presidential election. And as everyone knows, we’ve seen a sitting president of the United States effectively silenced by a small oligarchy of tech titans and “mainstream” media corporations.

The corruption of these platforms cannot be ignored. We have fallen far down the “slippery slope” of censorship in our country, and the topics that Americans are increasingly forbidden to debate are among the most important issues of our day.

This wildly aggressive censorship and “cancel-culture” is not only un-American—it has direct, real-world consequences. Most obvious are the many catastrophes unfolding under the current administration: the calamitous Afghanistan withdrawal, the disaster at the Southern Border, runaway inflation, and the multi-trillion-dollar socialist spending nightmare, just to name a few. In a country that had free speech and a free flow of information, none of this would ever have happened—and no one understands that better than the people doing the censoring.

Yet the silencing and cancellation also affects our country in more subtle, but equally destructive, ways. How many Americans no longer trust a word they hear from their leaders, media, or public health officials, because the one thing they know for certain is that they are not getting the full story? How many ordinary citizens have sadly come to resent their neighbors, feeling that they now live in two entirely different realities? And how many millions of Americans silently oppose so much of the nonsense being inflicted on us, but see the heavy hand of the cancelers, and conclude that their voice can make no difference, or that the cost of speaking up is just too high?

The new age of censorship is a disaster for our country. Things were far better in the days when we had our debates fiercely and openly, and then we could move forward together, as Americans, with both sides knowing that their voice, and their best arguments, had been heard.

The more I looked into this problem, the more I realized that to restore free speech, a major new platform would have to enter the market, with an ironclad commitment to protecting vigorous debate from all sides. But since it is both hard and expensive to build a new platform totally independent of Big Tech’s infrastructure, it would have to be an extremely well-funded, multi-year undertaking. In addition, such a platform would need the ability to rapidly attract millions of users, welcoming not only Republicans to join, but Independents and Democrats as well.

It’s a tremendously difficult set of challenges—and I realized I might be the only person in America with the megaphone, the resources, the experience, and the desire to make it all happen.

So with the same “can-do” spirit that has always allowed Americans to persevere, that is exactly what I am doing.

To take on Big Tech censorship, we are creating a “Big Tent” platform: Truth Social. We are inviting people of all political stripes, and all different viewpoints, to come and participate once again in the great American debate. That’s what our country is supposed to be about. Unlike with the Big Tech platforms, there will be no shadow-banning, throttling, demonetizing, or messing with algorithms for political manipulation. We will not be treating users like lab rats for social experiments, or labeling alternative views as “disinformation.” We will not silence our fellow citizens simply because they might be wrong—or worse, because we think that Americans “can’t handle the truth.”

It will be as free, vibrant, lively, and diverse as America itself. And Truth Social is only the beginning of our plans. The Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) will also be launching an on-demand video streaming service that competes with the increasingly “woke” and politicized ‘entertainment’ programming created by Big Tech and Big Media players. TMTG also sees opportunities to create “cancel-proof” alternatives in other key areas ranging from web services to payment processing.

In the end, a small number of powerful people who all think the same and wish to silence anyone who thinks differently cannot be trusted to control almost every major media, technology, and entertainment company in America. I am determined to break their chokehold over the voices of the American People—not just for myself and my own supporters, but for the United States of America!

14 thoughts on “Breaking the Chokehold of Social Media”
  1. Some of the best discourse I have seen on any subject.
    That being said: I liked what the article had to say, and couldn’t find any blaring faults. This is rare given Trump’s propensity for innacuracies. I liked trump in 2016. He was a beltway outsider, and not an attorney. (Unfortunately Del Norte soured me on attorneys for life) I liked that he had not been tainted by the political system and was an Independent thinker. However: the man never in his life worked for anyone but himself, never served in the Military and has never known adversity in his life. He has nothing in common with me or 99.99% of Americans. He was damage control. Here we are again seeking damage control. Sam S. Summarized well. Who is /was better for all concerned after almost a year ?

  2. WOW!!! it sounds like you jackasses have been watching CNN ( Clinton News Network) must have forgotten Benghazi, Americans left behind in Afghanistan this would never would happen with President Trump so sound off fly a kite.

  3. How anyone thinks this guy is worth worshipping boggles my mind. and this coming from a lifelong republican!! We deserve to lose upcoming elections if we keep giving this grifter a chance. Don’t be fooled, everything this guy does is about money. In this case it is under the guise of free speech. Our party can do better than Trump.

    1. Unfortunately I voted for him the first time; biggest mistake I ever made. He’s nothing but a con man. Scares the hell out of me if he gets re-elected. For one I’ve not only seen how he’s divided the country, but how he’s split families. Thanks for your reply. Boggles my mind how he gets away with his crap.

      1. Trump supporters think the election was rigged, what they fail to understand or believe is how many republicans out there despise him (always have or like you and figured it out during his presidency). Seriously, I have probably 50 republican family and friends, and I would guess that all of them voted for him in 2016 but only half in 2020. I know that is anecdotal, but similar action across the country easily explains him losing by over 7 million votes. I’m sure my comments come off as a supporter of the left. Not true, I just think Trump is a horrible choice to lead our party. We can do better. We have to, otherwise it’ll be blue for a long long time.

      2. Trump split up families, huh?

        Sounds like a poor excuse to dismiss the fact that many ‘Americans’ have embraced the radical left and socialism.

        I didn’t see Trump and his supporters out there burning and looting the country for 18 months.

        I am no Trump fan, but you are peddling some serious garbage.

    2. I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat. Setting aside political parties, if you have a choice between two potential leaders, and each has a history, Trump for the four years as the 45th president, and now Biden as the 46th for ten months, which one can you tolerate as being the one in charge and most beneficial to the greatest number of citizens in this Country? As an adherent to neither political party it has often comes down to which candidate will do the least damage to the Country. Unfortunate, but seemingly true for some time. Please explain to me what about the current occupant of the White House makes him less divisive than the previous one? And what makes his decisions for this Country better than before? Many people who assign character flaws to political figures have never met them and do not know enough about them to assign those flaws in any kind of accurate fashion. Do you have a personal “look him in the eye” relationship with Trump to be able to say you really know him and know for sure he was or even is a con man or grifter? If not Trump for a Republican leader, who? What failings might be assigned to your choice? Be honest now. In your view, is Joseph Biden demostratively a better choice? Interested in what you have to say. Examples please, and I encourage Tom to chip in too. One last thing, is it personality rather than political decision making that influences your observations?

  4. This article by Trump is the absolute truth of what our nation has been up against, and that is a deep state run by powerful people and corporations who control government, media, health, utilities, etc. We are close to losing our country. Years ago we fought against Socialism and Communism, Marxism, etc. Today that ideology is being forced upon you. What use to be bad is now good and what use to be good is now bad. Wokeness, CRT, censorship rule the day…You are now told what you can say, and what you can think. You politicians are all millionaires and on your dole….They don’t have to live by the laws and rules they force on you…you can’t get them out of office because they run the election process. They serve a couple of years in office and retire for life on your dime with all the benefits at extraordinary salaries. The system is corrupt and broken.

    They hated Trump because he was “of the people, by the people, and for the people”…..he was elected by the people to stop the Obama Marxist takeover of our country. All you have to do is look at the turn out at every Trump rally, and compare it to a turnout at a Biden rally and you will know that the election was STOLEN from the people and they are about to steal your country and your rights. WE NEED A VOICE……support this new platform, support TRUMP, and stand up for your rights……STAND UP.

    1. Steelhead: Yet another worthless comment.

      I am sure you knew Trump personally, so you must be an expert on the subject. You are a living example of “Trump Derangement Syndrome”.

      The only time you seem to emerge from under your rock is to make a jab at someone who is contributing. Meanwhile, not one word on the actual content of the discussion.

      Next time, stay buried under your rock.

        1. I attack. You whine and moan. Unable to defend your brittle points.

          Apparently Sam was right. That’s all you got.

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