The Biden campaign has announced its plan to create an account on former President Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social.
Driving the news: The campaign’s decision to join Truth Social is aimed at “meeting voters where they are” according to Biden campaign officials. The Biden campaign intends to combat and address any misinformation or disinformation about President Biden that may appear on the platform, terming it as “mis and disinformation.”
- The Biden campaign’s handle on Truth Social is expected to be @BidenHQ, and their first post is scheduled to be published later on Monday.
- Campaign officials see this move as an opportunity to address and point out the hypocrisy of Republicans while having some fun at their expense.
- Truth Social, described as a “free, open platform,” welcomes users from around the world.
- Devin Nunes, a former Republican congressman, serves as the CEO of Truth Social.
What they’re saying: A senior Biden campaign aide described Truth Social as having “very little ‘truth'” but expressed anticipation for it to be a bit more entertaining.
- The campaign plans to utilize the platform to hold “MAGA accountable on their own platform” similar to their use of Twitter where they share content of Republican politicians criticizing opponents.
- The Trump campaign spokesperson, Steven Cheung, responded to the Biden campaign’s decision to join Truth Social by accusing Biden of spreading misinformation and attempting to distract from his supposed disastrous record.