Former President Trump’s TRUTH Social will begin giving Americans who pre-ordered the app from the Apple Store access to the platform starting at midnight, FOX Business has learned.

A source familiar with the rollout told FOX Business Sunday that the company is operating on a phased approach and explained that TRUTH Social will welcome new users who have pre-ordered the app over the next 10 days.

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Over the past week, TRUTH Social has welcomed a number of high-profile users, including influencers, politicians and celebrities, as well as Americans who were the first to pre-order the app through the App Store. ‘Apple.

The app’s top users so far include Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Dan Bongino, Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, rapper Kodak Black, country music singer Travis Tritt and many more.

Former President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on May 18, 2021. (James Devaney/GC Images | App store)

FOX Business first announced earlier this month that the platform will be fully operational on its planned launch date at the end of the quarter.

Sources told FOX Business that TMTG does not rely on any large traditional technology company for infrastructure needs, sources said, but rather on its cloud services partnership with Rumble.

A source familiar told FOX Business that Rumble is positioning itself as an alternative to both YouTube and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

TMTG CEO Devin Nunes was the first elected official to use Rumble’s video platform in 2020.

Nunes joined TMTG as CEO in December, after retiring from Congress after nearly two decades.

Nunes, on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” said “every day we bring more and more Americans and we get to you as quickly as possible.”

“We’re doing something that’s really… such a great opportunity for President Trump, for me, for our entire team that works around the clock at TMTG, especially as you see the excitement of the people who have been driven out social media for the last two or three years,” Nunes said. “I mean, there’s excitement on our platform right now and people, it’s inspiring.”

He added: “Honestly, it’s just really, really emotional for me to see people who are on the platform having their voices canceled – And that’s our main goal here is to give back to the people their voice.”

Nunes said the company is “focused on customer experience” and that it “values ​​our customers and we want them to tell us what they would like to have on the platform.”

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“Which is the opposite of a Silicon Valley tech oligarch telling people what they want to think and deciding who can or can’t be on the platform,” Nunes said. “We really take the opposite approach, which values ​​our customers.”

The timeline for a fully operational launch is in line with what former President Trump told Fox News in an exclusive interview in December, when he announced that the social media platform would be “in great shape.” by the end of the first quarter, in March 2022. .

People involved in the final stages of development told FOX Business last month that TMTG has partnered with Hive, a San Francisco-based Series D startup that provides automated solutions through computer-based artificial intelligence. cloud to understand images, videos and textual content. Hive’s technology provides automated moderation of content across video, image, text and audio.

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“We want to be very family friendly, we want this to be a very safe place, and we work hard to make sure that no illegal content is on the site,” Nunes said in an exclusive interview with FOX Business. last month.

Trump Media & Technology Group was first launched in October. The company said last month that the partner had deals for $1 billion in capital from institutional investors.

TMTG’s plan is to become a publicly traded company through a merger with publicly traded Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company whose sole purpose is to acquire a private company and make it public.

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