Man, I wanted it to fail so hard that I awaited the start of “Truth Social” with glee, but now, almost three days after launch, I hear or read nothing about it, not even here on the Dope. Well, I’ve read some news article that the first day, people had difficulties signing up and logging in, but that was it. I’m a bit disappointed, is this already (or better, finally!) a sign of media Trump fatigue? Or have I missed some juicy stories?
(I have put this in the Pit because all things Trump should go in the Pit. And this is the first Pit thread I started. Maybe I should have to hurl an insult at him, but I’m out of insults for the man, I’ve read all the good ones on this board already)
The reason there are crickets is because the train has not yet left the station. I posted this in the other thread but it may be more relevant here:
There is this little tid-bit mentioned… The site’s terms of service also show it is designed to benefit from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which Trump has said should be “completely terminated” because it protects tech companies from being sued for what their users post.
The site’s problems extend beyond its waitlist: Its logo - a broken capital ‘T’ with a period - is identical to the logo of Trailar, a British seller of truck solar panels. A company executive told The Washington Post that it is “seeking legal advice to understand next steps and options available to protect our brand.”
The app for now is available only for iPhones in the U.S. On a ‘help’ page, the site’s own name is misspelled.
Yeah, this is the kind of story I was looking forward to.
I object to a major inaccuracy in that WaPo headline: “Trump’s Truth Social’s disastrous launch raises doubts about its long-term viability”.
There is no doubt whatsoever about its long-term viability, any more than there ever was about Trump Steaks, Trump casinos, the Trump airline, Trump University, Trump Vodka, Trump Magazine, Trump Mortgage, or anything else that Trump has ever started, managed, or otherwise touched in any way. How can anyone be unsure about this?
Trump, as always, has an out for this situation: Blame, blame, blame someone else. And while blaming that person, declaring the person to be absolutely, eternally, and from the get-go, incompetent, completely ignoring that Trump chose that person in the first place.
Makes sense to me. A platform that caters exclusively to brain-dead far-right morons, whose sole purpose is to promulgate comically outrageous lies and conspiracy theories, is managed entirely by incompetent grifters with zero experience in IT, and does not actually exist, must surely be worth at least $19 billion, and probably twice that! After all, if Twitter is worth only $13.3 billion, Trump’s operation with his impeccable track record of business success, and with Devin “cow man” Nunes at the helm, has to be worth around $40 billion, minimum!