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Truth Social's influence grows despite its business problems

By Stuart A. Thompson and Matthew Goldstein

01 Nov 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

While Truth Social's long-term future remains in doubt, the right-wing social network appears to be growing more influential in the run-up to the midterm election, according to the New York Times.

Truth Social, the right-wing social network, has faced one business calamity after the next since it launched in February. Two executives resigned after its app launch was mired with problems. Another executive was fired after filing a whistleblower complaint, claiming that Truth’s parent company was relying on “fraudulent misrepresentations.” Two federal investigations are putting $1.3 billion in much-needed financing in jeopardy.

Yet users logging into Truth Social each day saw something quite different during that time: a vibrant right-wing ecosystem increasingly brimming with activity.

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