Thursday, July 18, 2024

Nunes Touts Truth Social’s Growth, Says Elon Musk Can’t Fix Twitter

'I don’t foresee much changing at Twitter... '

(Headline USAFormer Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who is now the CEO of former President Donald Trump’s new social media company, said he believes the alternative conservative platforms Trump rolled out this month will still take off, even if Twitter does become friendlier to conservatives with billionaire Elon Musk on its board.

Nunes knocked the Tesla CEO for “going to a platform that is full of thousands of people that clearly don’t like Republicans and are very harcore left-wing,” and questioned whether Musk will really be able to make a difference in the Big Tech giant.

Truth Social will still be “the home” for those who have been deplatformed from Twitter, Nunes insisted. 

“I don’t foresee much changing at Twitter,” he said, adding that Musk’s vow to bring “big changes” to the platform is just “nice window dressing” to cover for “social media tech tyrants.”

Nunes and Trump launched Truth Social last month, but the website has been beset by issues. According to reports, multiple executives have already quit and some investors are pulling out of the project. Trump himself has yet to post more than once on the social network since its launch.

However, Nunes insisted that these issues are being taken care of, and that the app is “already getting massive engagement by the users that we’ve let on so far.”

“I think quickly here, we’re moving faster and faster towards being able to bring everybody on the platform, and then also we’re going to have the web application open soon,” he said.

“And in addition to that, I think we’re making some progress possibly on the Google Play store. We’ll see,” he said. “There could be new news with that soon.”

Nunes’s comments follow a statement by Twitter that Trump would not be allowed back on the platform, even with Musk on its board.

“Twitter is committed to impartiality in the development and enforcement of its policies and rules,” the company said in a statement.

“Our policy decisions are not determined by the board or shareholders, and we have no plans to reverse any policy decisions. As always, our board plays an important advisory and feedback role across the entirety of our service. Our day-to-day operations and decisions are made by Twitter management and employees.”

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