Truth Social has officially launched in the UK, with CEO Devin Nunes warning that the Trump-founded website may be “targeted” after a future EU launch.
Speaking to Nigel Farage on GB News, Nunes, the former California congressmen, announced the official UK launch of Truth Social during the interview, with the platform having been slowly rolled out to British users over the last few days.
Nunes, who quit Congress to become the CEO for Trump’s first social media venture, noted that they were expanding slowly, because they had built their site “from the ground up,” and are “relying on absolutely no-one.”
The Truth Social CEO told Farage that one of the reasons they decided to make the UK be the first country outside of North America to gain access to Truth Social was Brexit. “We think there are potentially issues in the EU, because we know we will be targeted, because it’s President Trump, because it’s owned by a conservative,” Nunes said.
When asked how Truth Social was going to be different from GETTR, or other Alt Tech platforms, Nunes said that their competitors were “all about social networking,” when President Trump’s mission is “to open the internet back up and give the people their voice back.”
Nunes noted that different platforms have different audiences, with Twitter being for “celebrities,” the older generation liking Facebook, millennials and younger women enjoying Instagram, while the kids are on TikTok. “We’re trying to take the best of all those platforms and put them into one, where we don’t censor for politics, and give people a good user experience,” he added.
Farage grilled Nunes about recent stories covering Truth Social, including a report that suggested that Trump was no longer on the board of the company. “There’s all sorts of talk of federal investigations,” the GB News host said.
In response, Nunes did not specifically answer whether Trump was on the board or not, but confirmed that he was “still committed” to Truth Social, which he “loves” and posts on regularly. He further dismissed “95% of the news” in the United States as being “fake.”
“When you do any search on Truth Social, and you see it’s one of the mainstream or corporate owned networks, you have to know that it’s not true,” Nunes said. “I mean there’s so many stories out there. The truth of the matter is it’s unbelievable. We are the fastest growing social media company in the history of the planet.”
Farage continued to question Nunes on the details of Truth Social, asking the CEO exactly how many users the Alt Tech site had now, which Nunes said was an issue that they “don’t get into,” but pointed out that Trump has “over 3 and a half million” users, and that content creators get much more engagement on the platform.