Former President Donald Trump unveiled a new digital-media venture Wednesday and said it would go public by merging with a special-purpose acquisition company.
Trump Media & Technology Group will create a social network called Truth Social to fight such companies as Facebook Inc. FB -0.46% and Twitter Inc., TWTR -0.14% the Trump company said in a press release late Wednesday. Mr. Trump’s access to several social-media platforms was restricted following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
He has held discussions with a number of different platforms throughout the year to find a new online megaphone. Mr. Trump had nearly 89 million followers on Twitter.
SPAC deals, such as the one Mr. Trump is doing, have become popular alternatives to traditional initial public offerings in the past year. Trump Media & Technology Group will combine with a SPAC called Digital World Acquisition Corp., valuing the Trump venture at $875 million, including debt, the press release said.
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