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Pranksters have already defaced Trump’s new social network

By Drew Harwell

21 Oct 2021 · 5 min read

Former president Donald Trump and his team declared Wednesday night that they would soon launch a "media powerhouse" that would help them triumph in their long-running war against Big Tech. But within hours, pranksters found what appeared to be an unreleased test version and posted a picture of a defecating pig to the "donaldjtrump" account.

The site has since been pulled offline - evidence that Trump is likely to face a daunting challenge in building an internet business that can stand on its own.

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