Trump’s posts on Truth Social will have to wait before reposting on other platforms


May 16 (Reuters) – Donald Trump will have to wait six hours before reposting his posts from social media platform Truth Social on other platforms, a regulatory filing revealed on Monday.

The platform was launched with a mission to stand up to Big Tech, after the former US president was kicked off Twitter (TWTR.N), Facebook and YouTube for allegedly inciting and glorifying violence during the US Capitol riots of January 6.

Billionaire Elon Musk, who has bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion, said he would reverse Trump’s ban on the platform, calling it “morally wrong and downright stupid”.

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Trump, who averaged 18 tweets a day when he was president, said he would not return to Twitter even if reinstated.

He accelerated his messaging on the new platform to his millions of followers after a slow start.

“President Trump is generally obligated to post any social media post to Truth Social and may not post the same post to any other social media site for 6 hours,” Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O) said in a file.

DWAC, a special-purpose acquisition company that will publicize Truth Social’s parent company, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), filed the statement with U.S. regulators and said it expects to close the deal in second half of 2022.

He also said Trump is free to sign deals for any new video productions, but TMTG owns the rights to recreate a similar program for the TMTG+ subscription video service and will have to pay him for exclusive content for subscribers.

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Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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