Ever since former President Donald Trump's lies and attacks prompted a deadly failed insurrection against the United States Capitol, he's been banned from a host of social media outlets—most notably, the Twitter account that served as a defining aspect of his historically unpopular presidency.
After Twitter permanently banned Trump from the outlet for inciting his followers to violence, Trump and his allies falsely claimed the company was in violation of his First Amendment right to free speech. They subsequently promised a new outlet that would allow conservative voices to be heard, with little to no moderation.
This first iteration of this came in the form of what was a glorified blog on his official website—only allowing Trump to post and his followers to share the posts, not interacting or making posts of their own. The site was pulled from the web after Trump grew dissatisfied with the mockery and lack of readership.
Then, the Trumposphere's saw the creation of GETTR, a social media platform founded by Trump's former spokesman, Jason Miller, but Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News later reported that Trump wouldn't be joining the outlet, focusing instead on once again creating his own platform.
And on Wednesday, Trump finally announced that platform—the ironically titled "TRUTH Social," which Trump said would stand up to the "tyranny of big tech."
He wrote in a statement:
"We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced, This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon."
The latest venture was widely mocked on social media.
The site, which wasn't even supposed to be open for registration yet, is facing a litany of blunders and accused of engaging in shady legal behavior.
And because there was no Twitter account for TRUTH Social before the announcement, someone made sure to snag the username.
TRUTH Social's founder, Donald Trump, told over 30 thousand lies over the course of his presidency.