Donald Trump really misses his Twitter account!
On Wednesday, the former president announced that he has created a new social media network called Truth Social – which looks exactly like Twitter! We mean, just like Twitter…
Oh, and hours after it was announced, before the site was publicly launched, it was already hacked!!!
In his announcement, the former Cheetos-in-chief called about fighting against the “liberal media consortium” and “the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley.”
In a statement released to TRUTH Social and its new parent company, Trump Media & Technology Group, raving endlessly about the tech world, Donald said:
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech. Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!”
blah blah blah…
Still, the story here isn’t Trump’s new social network — which is 1000% sure to fail because it’s run by Trump — but the fact that within just two hours of that announcement, TRUTH Social’s already Was exploited and hacked!!! seriously!
Daily Dot journalist Mikel Thelen explained on Twitter how he discovered the site’s undeclared public access point and used it to create a fake profile for Trump! As Thalen revealed Wednesday night (below), a quickly searched site URL allowed sign-ups, even though the site isn’t officially “open”:
This is a seriously wild (and super amateur!) loophole that we didn’t even know was possible in the year 2021!
As Thelan secretly registered the username “@donaldtrump” on the new site, Washington Post technical reporter Drew Harwell was doing something similar by creating a fake account for former Vice President Mike Pence, as you can see. are (below):
Who’s running Trump’s Teach team, the folks at Four Seasons Landscaping?!
Then Thelan took a deep dive into the hackers, who almost immediately figured out how to sign up for Trump’s yet-to-be-launched social media debacle. It all came back to the name of the new company behind the app, T Media Tech LLC (below):
Such amateur s**t! seriously!
The hackers apparently had some fun with their fake profiles as well. A troll who registered the username “@donaldjtrump” used it to post the infamous and hilariously funny “pig *” meme:
Internet culture is something else, isn’t it? Lolz!
The TMTG team finally did something right after this (very public and immediate) hacking news, first disabling new sign-ups for the site and later taking the whole thing offline.
Still, Truth Social will be back soon. It’s currently available for pre-order on the Apple App Store, and it’s about to launch its (real) beta in November. A nationwide rollout is expected in the “first quarter of 2022,” according to a TMTG statement. We can’t wait to not sign up and completely forget about it. Lolz!
Clearly, this is a terrible look at Trump’s new alternative to Twitter. If it’s unsafe before launch, what is going to happen to users who sign up for real and share their data with the site next spring??
It’s also legitimately hilarious how his team wasted time and energy on… an almost-exact replica of Twitter. There are so many different options for social media, but Trump was clearly so addicted to his Twitter, on which he had been active for a decade, that he couldn’t help himself.
BTW, in addition to Truth Social, Donald is also planning to launch a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+. According to Trump’s team, the service will feature “non-voke” entertainment programming, news, podcasts, and more.
So basically Trump is launching a shitty twitter clone paired with a shitty youtube clone?