Donald Trump’s Truth Social account posts a picture of a pig defecating

Graham Cluley
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Donald Trump's Truth Social account posts a picture of a pig defecating

Donald Trump, banned from Twitter and Facebook, has announced his intention to launch his own social media site – Truth Social.

The one-time President of the United States of America announced in a press release that Truth Social will be run by the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG):

“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable. I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech. Everyone asks me why doesn’t someone stand up to Big Tech? Well, we will be soon!”

For now, you can’t join Truth Social (I refuse to write “Truth” in capitals, because it’s inane), but you can register your interest via the website’s homepage.

Truth Social website

However, that hasn’t stopped some curious folks from rummaging around and finding what appeared to be a pre-launch version of the Truth Social website. And it didn’t take long for someone to determine that no-one had thought of registering an account for Donald Trump.

And so, the internet being what it is, someone created a @donaldjtrump account on Truth Social.

And then they posted a picture of a large pig defecating onto its scrotum.

Pig poop balls on Truth Social

Hopefully they’ll get that all err.. cleaned up before launch.

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There’s a lesson here for anyone else building a website. Be sure to keep everything safely secured under lock-and-key until you are ready to properly launch.

If you’re going to pre-announce a website, don’t leave digital breadcrumbs lying around which will help the inquisitive poke around at it, and even worse create embarrassing posts in the name of your most prominent likely user.

Leaving things carelessly exposed could mean you end up caught with your pants down, and leave an unpleasant smell in the air when you’re aiming for a professional product launch.

Truth Social won’t be Trump’s first attempt to launch a rival to Twitter. Earlier this yer he launched a blog called “From the desk of Donald Trump,” although that appeared to struggle to gain much traction amongst his fanbase and shut down less than a month later.

In other Truth Social news, it has been claimed that the site is a Mastodon instance (software which provides Twitter-like services in a free, open-source form) but with the FOSS credits and GPL licence illegally removed and replaced with TMTG’s own supposed copyright.

From the sound of things, Truth Social’s technological backend wasn’t hidden that well. For a while, Truth Social’s 404 error page even included a Mastodon logo. Oops!

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

7 comments on “Donald Trump’s Truth Social account posts a picture of a pig defecating”

  1. Wayne Eric

    l heard Donald j Trump is starting a dating site.

  2. PS Doff

    IMO, It looks like a anonymous politician giving well-digested facts to the press.

  3. Larry Ness

    I can’t wait for the launch of Truth Social. I am sure it will be packed with even more surprising content!

  4. Dale P. Gonzales

    One thing about "the Don", he never gives up! Once he lies, he keeps on, & on, & on !!! Oinkeroonie!!!

  5. JimmyOzzy

    I thought it was a photo of Dotard smoking a cigar.

  6. Tom

    Why expose the ways that the hackers accessed it ?
    If a company cares about website security they will keep on top of it.
    Just leave it alone and the same people that put this one up will put the next one up and probably make the same mistakes so we can continue to expose the truth

  7. Terry Schrader

    I stllthink Trump is a f…ing pig! Hr should b shackled handcuffed and left in a csge with Bubba.He will look teriffic in sn orsngr jumpsuit, it will match the rest of him! He dederves it he is a ‘PIG…..

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