Trump’s Fact Social App Will get 170,000 Downloads In First Day

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Even amid registration glitches and a prolonged waitlist, President Trump’s new Fact Social app obtained 170,000 downloads in its first day out there, in response to knowledge from AppTopia, a web site that tracks the app ecosytem.

The previous president’s new firm, Trump Media & Know-how Group, launched the app late Sunday night—simply forward of the President’s Day vacation. But it surely’s unclear whether or not any customers have made it onto the app. Some reported issues registering accounts on Monday after which encountering a notification that they had been hundreds of locations behind in a queue to entry the app. For now, it is just out there as an Apple app and ranked as excessive as No. 1 on Apple’s obtain chart Monday.

The downloads Trump’s app obtained far outstrip what competing apps see on a median day. TMTG joins a crowded area of different firms hoping to do the identical factor: give a brand new house to conservatives and others offended at present social networks like Twitter and Fb. For perpspective, Parler has averaged solely about 1,500 downloads per day on Apple during the last month, whereas Rumble (10,600) and Gettr (12,050) have executed barely higher, in response to AppTopia knowledge.

Curiosity in Trump’s plans have bled over onto the general public markets. Shares for the publicly traded shell firm that Trump intends to show into TMTG via a SPAC rose sharply in pre-market buying and selling. The inventory is up over 20% to $101.32, a degree that might mark an all-time excessive for the shares and a barometer of continued investor curiosity within the president’s plan to construct a social media firm to problem present ones like Twitter and Fb.

Trump, after all, used each these platforms adeptly throughout his presidency earlier than they banned him after the Jan. 6 riots. In October, he introduced his intention to begin a competiting service and take it public via a SPAC, a brand new technique of itemizing a public firm that has led to unstable outcomes during the last yr. TMTG joins a crowded area of different apps hoping to win over conservatives, together with Parler, Rumble and Gettr. In December, TMTG mentioned then Rep. Devin Nunes, a longtime Trump supporter, would depart workplace to turn into the corporate’s CEO.

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