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The CEO of Truth Social, President Donald Trump’s free speech social media network, says the platform is a target of Biden’s newly-minted Disinformation Governance Board, which functions as a strong-arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Devin Nunes, the CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), stated during an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday that the creation of the board is “a direct attack on what we are doing on Truth Social” because they are free from the grip of Big Tech.
“I think it’s so Orwellian, so dystopian, something you only see in dictatorships that now, they’re going to set up some type of disinformation board,” said Nunes. “I think that’s a direct attack on what we are doing at Truth Social, because we can no longer be canceled.”
In April, Nunes slammed the mainstream media’s negative reporting on Truth Social. Refuting reports that the platform has hit a wall with new users, the CEO said it is the “fastest-growing social media company in history.”
In fact, last week, Truth Social surpassed Twitter as the number one most-downloaded app in the Apple store, prompting billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, to share the news on his Twitter profile.
“Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store,” he said. Interestingly, Truth Social’s surge in popularity came on the heels of the announcement that Musk had acquired Twitter for $44 billion.
Last week, President Trump returned to the world of social media by sharing one of his first “Truths” on Truth Social. “I’M BACK! #COVFEFE,” the post read, accompanied by a photo of himself holding his smartphone at Mar-a-Lago.
Nunes additionally ripped the Disinformation Governance Board’s appointment of Nina Jakowicz to be its chief. “We’re going to protect our users from this new phony government disinformation service,” Nunes stated, “and the fact that they would use some D-rated TikTok star that is the queen of disinformation herself…is really the height of hypocrisy that’s so unbelievable.”