Donald Trump's Twitter Knockoff Reportedly Knocks Users Off Site For Jan. 6 Talk

Twitter users suggested the bans stemming from Jan. 6-related posts meant Trump was "scared of free speech."
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Former President Donald Trump’s attempt at a conservative-run Twitter replica, Truth Social, refers to its site as a place encouraging “open, free and honest global conversation.”

When the conversation involves the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, however, the site has reportedly banned users.

Several Truth Social users claimed via Twitter that their Truth accounts were suspended for talking about the riot in the wake of the House select committee’s first Jan. 6 hearing, Variety reported.

Users called out the platform and joked it was led by “real freedom of speech champs” after the suspensions.

Devin Nunes, a former Republican congressman and CEO of Trump Media & Technology Group that created the platform, previously told Fox Business that the platform would be “inviting people on and not censoring them,” The Hill reported.

HuffPost reached out to Trump Media & Technology Group for comment.

Truth Social’s terms of service, however, make its rights to “deny access to and use” of the platform “for any reason or for no reason.”

The former president launched the platform, that calls posts “truths,” following his permanent ban from Twitter after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack.

The platform has reportedly muzzled users in the past, Newsweek reported, including right-wing radio personality Stew Peters after he posted false claims about COVID-19 vaccines.

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