Trump's Social Media App Banks On Startup Looking to Disrupt Big Tech

By Ilena Peng

22 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

In the days following Jan. 6, 2021, when many Americans were trying to comprehend how a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, the founders of a new technology firm, RightForge Holdings LLC, saw an opportunity.

Major tech firms had already been clamping down on misinformation and hate speech, and three days after the attack, Amazon Web Services signaled it would cut ties with Parler, the social network that had become a popular alternative for Donald Trump’s supporters.

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