Trump's new social media platform will bar users from making 'disparaging' comments about it
U.S. President Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Former President Donald Trump is launching a new social media platform that he's billing as a pro-"free speech" initiative.

However, that free speech doesn't extend to being able to mock the platform.

As flagged by Reuters reporter Brad Heath, the terms of service for Trump's new "TRUTH Social" specify that users are not allowed to "disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site."

In making his announcement of TRUTH Social, Trump bemoaned the fact that he had been banned from Twitter after he used the platform to incite a riot at the United States Capitol building on January 6th.

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

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.