Controversial former US President Donald Trump’s new Truth social media platform was reportedly hacked within hours of its announcement.
Trump Media & Technology Group, and its “Truth Social” announced the app on Wednesday.
The “Truth Social” app will begin a beta launch for “invited guests” in November, with a nationwide rollout planned for early 2022, according to a press release, obtained by Per Second News in Washington.
In a twist, Drew Harwell, a tech reporter for the Washington Post, disclosed that people were able to sign up to create accounts using a publicly available link on the Truth Social app.
“I literally just registered ‘mikepence.’ The site hasn’t even launched yet and it’s already this vulnerable,” Harwell said in a tweet. In a subsequent tweet, he revealed that account had been suspended.
In another series of tweet, Harwell said it appeared the “donaldjtrump” account on Truth Social had been hacked. A screenshot Harwell shared showed the pinned post on the account was of a defecating animal.