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Hackers break into Trump’s social platform before its rollout

18:21, 22 October 2021
Hackers break into Trump’s social platform before its rollout Photo: Rafael Henrique/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

The new social media platform, belonging to Trump Media & Technology Group, Truth Social which is due to start running as beta-version for only allowed users in November seemed to have apparent vulnerabilities as several hours after the announcement of its launch had come, hackers managed to interfere into it.


Hackers created fake accounts for Trump himself and his former assistant Steve Bannon, The New York Times reported. Hackers also logged in into Truth social under the names of theorist Ron Watkins and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The digital criminals claimed their affiliation to Anonymous.

A hacker nicknamed as Donald J Trump (@donaldjtrump) has uploaded a picture of a pig discharging feces from its anus.

In a conversation with The New York Times hackers revealed that the digital incursion was a part of an “online war against hate” that they run.

The accounts of the non-invited users have been later deleted by administration and the online page of Truth social ceased to function.

On Wednesday, Trump explained the idea of creating his own social media saying that he wants to be heard and the ex-President also aims at challenging the world’s media giants - Twitter and Facebook, in which Donald Trump has been banned.

Facebook earlier said that it might consider an opportunity to unban Trump, but it's expected to happen not soon. Twitter, in turn, has put yet no comments regarding the amnesty of Trump’s account. Donald Trump has been repeatedly filing lawsuits against certain giants as once he became wrathful when realised that the recognized as terror organisation the Taliban* was free to post messages or to make statements through Twitter of how successful the Afghanistan takeover was when Trump himself has been already banned on Twitter while being President. Trump had 80 million followers on Twitter.

*Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.