Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes said attacks to shut down the social network will not prevail.
In a June interview with Dave Rubin, the former congressman said, “We’re building this block by block, Dave, and we’re doing it in such a way that nobody’s gonna be able to shut us down.”
Nunes noted that, although distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have made it difficult in the past for alternative social networks to catch on, Truth Social has tried to insulate itself from those attacks by using Rumble’s infrastructure and building an experienced team.
Adding that Truth Social aims to be a “family-friendly” social network, Nunes said that the absence of obscene content or illegal activity on the site should also serve as a buffer against efforts to de-platform the app.
“We’re just not gonna censor people for politics,” he said. “You can talk about any damn thing you want on the platform politically, but we don’t want a lot of the garbage that I think they would try to use … to get us kicked off these platforms, and I think that’s to our advantage.”
Launched in February, the social networking app was founded by President Trump following his suspension from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Since its launch, the app has gained a following of those seeking a platform for free speech without political censorship.
“The mission of our company, Truth Social, is quite simple,” Nunes said. “We’re here to open the internet back up and give people their voices back.”
The Californian added that, with new features in the works, he believes Truth Social is on its way to becoming a competitor for other major social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
“You gotta remember, we’re only open in the United States,” he noted. “That’s the only place we’re open right now, so think about when we open this up globally.”