Trump's Media Company Says Raised $1Bln From Investors

MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 05th December, 2021) The Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), founded by former US President Donald Trump, has announced raising $1 billion from institutional investors.

The former president's media company was reported in October to be going public and planning to launch a social network named TRUTH Social.

"Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. and Digital World Acquisition Corp., today announced that Digital World Acquisition Corp. has entered into subscription agreements for $1 billion in committed capital to be received upon consummation of their business combination (the 'PIPE') from a diverse group of institutional investors," the TMTG said in a statement, issued on Saturday.

The former president, who is still banned from most social media platforms, crowed about this development saying it "sends an important message to Big Tech that censorship and political discrimination must end."

Major social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram banned Trump following the January 6 unrest at the US Capitol, which some praise as a reasonable response to alleged incitement of riots, while others voice concerns about freedom of speech and expression in the United States.