Trump launches his own social media platform called 'TRUTH Social'
President Donald Trump lies to reporters about the Mueller report (Screen cap).

Former President Donald Trump has finally made good on his threat to launch his own social media network to rival Facebook and Twitter.

In an announcement posted by spokeswoman Liz Harrington, Trump said he was creating his own platform called "TRUTH Social" that he claimed would "stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech."

"We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced," Trump claimed.

Trump was infamously banned from Twitter after he used his account to incite violence during the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building.

In the wake of Trump's ban, several right-wing alternatives, including Parler and GETTR, have tried to serve as alternative social media platforms, but so far none of them have had the same traction.

See the full announcement below.