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Why Has Trump’s Social-Media App Flopped?

Truth Social looks like a failure. Maybe that’s because echo chambers are boring.

Right-wing congressman Paul Gosar and Donald Trump (Office of Paul Gosar)

In among the least surprising pieces of news ever, Donald Trump’s social-media app Truth Social is turning out to be a huge flop. The site, which wants to be a conservative version of Twitter (which booted Trump from its site after the riot at the Capitol on…

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James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.

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