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Millions of fans of former President Donald Trump have been eagerly waiting for weeks to gain access to his new social media platform Truth Social, and now, their wait appears to be nearly over.
According to Just the News on Friday, Truth Social has moved to servers hosting the Rumble video platform and will soon onboard those patiently waiting fans.
The platform “has completed a migration to a massive cloud computing infrastructure run by the video giant Rumble, clearing the way for the social platform started by former President Donald Trump to onboard millions of users quickly,” the news outlet reported, adding:
The partnership between two of the nation’s emerging free speech platforms — completed this week — means Truth Social will be ending its beta testing and controlled account creation and moving quickly to erase a backlog of consumers who have been waiting a few weeks to join the platform.
“Yesterday, Truth Social and Rumble took a major stride toward rescuing the internet from the grip of the Big Tech tyrants,” said Devin Nunes, a former GOP congressman from California who took over as CEO of Trump Media and Technology Group, which owns Truth Social, in January.
“Our team is working around the clock, they continue to work around the clock, we continue to let more and more people on every single hour,” he said.
“Our teams have worked tirelessly to realize this great endeavor,” Nunes added. “Rumble’s cloud infrastructure is second to none and will be the backbone for the restoration of free speech online for ages to come.”
Rumble, which lists former Secret Service agent and top conservative commentator Dan Bongino as an equity investor, has quickly become a free-speech online video competitor to YouTube, which is much more heavily moderated. The video hosting site cheered the migration effort as a landmark achievement for Truth Social which is now the first significant customer to enlist its cloud services business.
“We are excited to partner with one of the fastest-growing social media companies on the internet,” said Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski. “Providing top-notch cloud infrastructure is essential, and Truth Social users will start to see the fruits of our efforts immediately.”
Just the News:
Truth Social had throttled new user onboarding after its launch in February, focusing on an extended beta period to test the platform and finish the migration to Rumble’s cloud.
Despite the controlled rollout, early influencers on the Truth Social platform have reported higher engagement with fewer followers than what they generated with platforms like Twitter and Instagram.
“The traffic to the site and to the show is off the chart,” Bongino, also a top radio host and podcaster, recently told Just the News, as he pushed back on reports the platform is a failure. “The engagement is extraordinary right now.”
“A handful of liberal reporters get an account on Truth, can’t attract any followers because no one wants to hear them, and then they report it isn’t working,” he added. “It’s ridiculous journalism.”
“Truth Social has exposed just how censored conservatives have been over the past few years online,” conservative activist Charlie Kirk told Just the News last month after being given access to the platform.
Truth Social users are “actually posting something simultaneously on both sites,” Nunes told the outlet last month as well, noting that users are putting the same posts on Twitter and Truth Social, getting much more bang for the buck on the latter.
“And then what they’re doing is that they’re then comparing it after an hour or two hours, or five hours or a day, and you can see the reach that you’re getting with just the small audience that we have so far on Truth Social. I mean, it’s just incredible,” he added.
In recent weeks, Nunes explained and justified the controlled rollout because he wanted to ensure that users were joining a quality platform over a rushed enrollment.
“If you look at Truth Social, where we continue to grow every single day, even though we’re just barely in the testing phase, we continue to prove out the process and focus on our quality and reliability,” Nunes said earlier this month.
“Truth Social is already getting massive engagement by the users that we’ve let on so far,” he added.