(PatriotWise.com)- Former President Donald Trump’s new Truth Social media platform appears not to have piqued Fox News’ interest.
Following claims that Fox News had been included on the social networking site, the network responded forcefully.
On Thursday, a Fox News spokeswoman said that the network is unrelated to Trump’s platform and has “nothing to do” with the account.
The discovery of the Fox News account on Truth Social sparked investor interest, with the stock price of the publicly traded SPAC, which is set to merge with Trump Media, awaiting SEC permission, rising.
According to reports, Truth Social posts material from big media brands on the network utilizing RSS feeds.
“It’s fantastic that the @FoxNews RSS feed is currently LIVE on TRUTH! This complements @OAN and @Newsmax ” Devin Nunes, the CEO of Truth Social and a former House Republican, exclaimed.
The “verified” Fox News account lacked the usual “BOT” notice, and Fox said that it had not authorized its usage.
On almost every major social media network, Fox News has a presence.
Truth Social had a bad Monday with a series of outages. Outage complaints began pouring in just after 7:00 a.m. EST, according to DownDetector.
The number of complaints of outages began to decline at about 3:30 p.m., and users began to repopulate the site with fresh “truth” comments.
“It was terrible this morning,” one user wrote, responding to the outage late Monday afternoon. Another person described it as “the worst I’ve ever seen.”
During the outage, visitors were greeted with a “loading” screen and could not utilize any of Truth Social’s already restricted capabilities. Devin Nunes, the former Republican congressman who went on to become the CEO of Truth Social, didn’t directly respond to the site’s downtime but did say in a post that “our team has been working nonstop to ensure that Tech tyrants cannot shut down truth,” and that “today… we begin implementing major upgrades to the platform over the next few weeks.”