Trump launched his own social media app, Truth Social, in February.
The company that built the app had a hard time hiring engineers, sources told Reuters.
The recruitment pool was narrowed as the company’s policy of supporting right-wing candidates was reported.
The company behind Donald Trump’s social media app Truth Social had a hard time hiring enough technicians. Reuters report.
Truth Social was released on the App Store in February, and Trump promoted the app as an alternative to Big Tech, which claims to be censoring the right-wing view.
Launching the app suffers from technical problems, and many users Shunt on a long waiting list When they try to sign up.
Three sources familiar with the Trump Media & Technology Group’s business told Reuters that they avoided hiring left-wing employees. This requirement has significantly narrowed the options for technology candidates.
In at least one case, a source told Reuters that the company’s recruiters looked at the candidates’ social media to evaluate their politics.
Three familiar with TMTG recruitment also said that Reuters tech workers with moderate and left-wing political views often do not want to work for the company.
Three sources told Reuters that the company had a hard time hiring employees regardless of politics.
One person contacted by TMTG told Reuters that he was not only opposed to Trump’s politics, but was postponed by his previously unsuccessful business venture.
Digital World Acquisition Corp, an SPAC currently attempting to acquire TMTG, Listed Trump’s previous failed businesses Investor risk factors include Trump Taj Mahal, Trump University and Trump Vodka.
Reuters reported that even workers who accepted work at TMTG took steps to hide that fact. After Reuters reviewed the company’s workers’ social media careers, it turned out that she didn’t mention their work at TMTG.
One source told Reuters that this was because some staff were afraid that their relationship with the company could undermine their future career prospects.
A Submission to regulatory agencies According to Digital World, TMTG has approximately 40 employees as of March 31, 2022.
Reuters contacted TMTG for comment on the report and received a statement from Shannon Devine, Managing Partner of MZ Group, an investor public relations firm.
Mr Devine said Reuters’ report included “a false defamation statement” and “contains misleading allegations and omits important facts.”
According to Reuters, Divine did not identify which part of the report was false and did not respond to follow-up comments.
When an insider asked for comment outside of normal US working hours, TMTG did not respond immediately.
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