“Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech. Should be called Trumpet instead!”
It’s widely assumed that Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, will reinstate Donald Trump’s account. Musk considers himself a champion of free speech, and he would consider it a feather in his cap if he persuaded the inciter-in-chief to return to the Twitterverse.
In January of last year, Twitter banned Trump for violating Twitter rules by inciting the insurrection. Musk thinks Trump’s banishment from Twitter is the only reason Truth Social exists, and that he will be able to persuade the blowhard to leave his floundering social media platform and return to Twitter where he will now be able to tweet without any restrictions.
Musk has solid marketing instincts and he’s correct that “Truth Social” is a terrible name. It’s difficult to take Truth Social seriously when it was founded by a pathological liar wouldn’t know the truth if it bit his fat ass.
Musk is also spot on that Trump’s social media site should be called Trumpet instead. The twice-impeached former president likes to toot his own horn; he’s an alpha male constantly trumpeting his virtues. Naturally his site should be called “Trumpet” and posts on his site should be called “trumpets.”
But Musk is wrong that Twitter censors free speech, not allowing conspiracy theories, libelous statements, and the Big Lie is not censorship, it’s called due diligence.
I predict that Trump will return to Twitter, but I can’t predict if the world’s favorite microblogging site will survive Musk and Trump.