BBC News Review: Trump to launch new social media platform 2022

June 21, 2022



Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social.

He said the platform would “stand up to the tyranny of big tech”, accusing them of silencing opposing voices in the US.

Rob and Neil discuss the news story and teach you some related vocabulary so you can talk about it too.

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Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:27 – Story
2:04 – Headline 1: TRUTH Social: Donald Trump to launch social network, saying ‘your favourite president has been silenced’
5:08 – Headline 2: Trump announces he is launching his own social media platform called TRUTH Social to ‘stand up to the tyranny of big tech’. Ex-president’s enterprise will also create subscription video service
9:00 – Headline 3: Here’s Donald Trump’s Pitch for His New Technology and Media Empire
12:13 – Language summary

Key words and phrases:
silenced
prevented from speaking
– Dictators silence their critics by putting them in jail.
– His views were silenced by a ban on his social media site.

big tech
large technology companies
– The government is looking at the amount of tax big tech is paying.
– I’ve become rich after investing in big tech!

take on
compete against someone
– The politician took on his opponent in a live debate on TV.
– The boxer announced he’s going to take on the world champion in a big fight next month.

To download the audio and a transcript and test your understanding, go to our website:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-20/session-217

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49 Comments
  1. Reply
    Kim Sejeong (김세정) Kpop June 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Why am I so into BBC learning channel? It's can get really amazing topics and knowledgeable words. Thank you BBC.. I love the two of you very much…. Good Luck 🤞🤞🤞 my favorite teachers..

  2. ♣️ The company was silenced an employee by a threaten of forced resignation.
    ♣️ I decided to launch a new company its name "big tech".
    ♣️ The teacher took on the secretary in the playground.

  3. Reply
    Thavy Dem Official June 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    thanks for your amazing explanation !

  4. I've learned something today! Thanks!

  5. Sao mình không vào group để tải sheet nhạc về được vậy Mây

  6. True fact. They implanted a bug that
    will get all your data from your iPhone 
    and copy it to a remote server for
    "future use". Stay away from this.

  7. Donald Trump as Speaker of the House, then Junior for President 2024

  8. What Trump has no voice now he does everyone should have a voice you said she have a right to your pin and even if no one agrees with it you have a right to stand up and say hey I don't like this but in a communist world you can't look at that tennis player she's gone you can't have no right no communist country a dictatorship too or Russian or calmness or Chinese to voice your opinion you'll end up getting hushed up locked up in jail and tortured and stuff so this is what America is about freedom it's in the Constitution that we have the right to freedom of speech so they're trying to take away our amendment s you know this is what America was founded on a blanken George Washington how you going to go in there and think that you can silence an American citizen

  9. Yes it's sky Network it's the only one that's able to communicate anything to the world because they hushed every single media outlet

  10. Yeah media quit question platform so that guess that's a stock I don't know might be a IPL stock I'm not sure where you can buy into that so yeah so he has freedom of speech now can open up to all kinds of people can talk on this platform without big tech I put in the hush on them

  11. Reply
    Светлана Дуйсенгалиева June 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    👍👍👍

  12. Pro Tip – Do not mix up the word "Insurrection" with "Erection". Otherwise you'll get yourself into a rather embarrassing situation to say the least 😂

  13. Reply
    Catalina Portillo June 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Neil is very handsome!!🥰💙

  14. Anxiously waiting for the truth social network. And, then, bye bye Twister and Fakebook.

  15. God save America, God save Donald Trump!

  16. On the table means something is planning discussing and doing in the future?

  17. That is great programming let me learn more vocabulary from it and get more more word news information thank you very much

  18. Let’s go Brandon

  19. They were baning him before January 6th. You couldn't say anything good about him. But you could say anything bad and make death threats against the standing President then. Big Tech are hypocrites. Can't wait for Truth to come, then big tech will lose alot of viewers.

  20. satan / luminati/Freemason-let me be absolutely clear. You will never become God, or righteous and
    holy or even become God .That prideful lie is Satan's oldest
    temptation.Satan promised Adam and Eve that if they followed his advise,
    ''ye shall be as gods''. This desire to be god shows up every time we
    try to control our circumstances our future and people around us .But as
    Creature we will never ever be the Creator . One answer is that life is
    supposed to be difficult , it's what enables us to grow .Remember earth
    is not heaven .Never forget that life is not about you . You exist for
    God's purposes, not vice versa .Why would God provide heaven and earth
    when he's planned the real thing for you in eternity.Christianity is not
    a religion or a philosophy ,but a relationship and a lifestyle.When
    life is rosy ,we may slide by with knowing about Jesus , with imitating
    him and qounting him and speaking of him .But only in suffering will we
    know Jesus .It's just a temptation become more like satan and we will
    never become God .

  21. YEAH – keep him silent.

  22. "…then whilst he was President getting his word out to his followers."

    See how that's framed? He would post to get his word out to the NATION not his 'followers'. His desire was to get his actions and opinions out unfiltered by media framing . JUST LIKE THIS video is a constant, subtle jab at him and his Presidency. Don't even pretend this is designed as a teaching tool. It's an opportunity for propaganda.

  23. Trump Social Media Claims to have a $1 Billion Commitment From Secret Investors ….!
    Yaaaa …. Donald …!
    And, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you for 25 dollars!
    Deal ….?

  24. How about "Go Shave" or "Goodbye to eighty million subscribers commies"

  25. Trump = Freedom….. Fu-coff Twitter

  26. Capitalism ,at last has arrived its ultimate goal that is monopolizing the world in the hands a few. No individual can escape from this impact for theirs activities; where are we going from this cul-de-sac?!

  27. 💜

  28. Yeahhh go Trump ,… Delete the big tech , bye Facebook and Twitter

  29. Down with FB and Twitter Americans are sick of it!

  30. The Government pays millions to the MEDIA TO ONLY PUT OUT THE NEWS THEY WANT YOU TO HEAR THEY HAVE BRAINWASHED AMERICANS DO THE RESEARCH 🧐
    YOU BOTH MUST BE DEMOCRAT. 😱. Trump is Fighting for Americans 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
    LOOK AT YOU BOTH GLOTE THE MEDIA WOULD NOT SAY ANYTHING GOOD THAT TRUMP DID. THEY ATTACKED HIM DAILY TO TRY & TURN AMERICANS AGAINST HIM. ITS DESPICABLE 😡. GOD 🕊BLESS AMERICANS 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸.
    You should be ashamed of yourself👎👎👎

  31. Freedom of speech is in danger ⚡🙂.why don't you all shout the demorrons off 📴 criminal's democrats always chatting and getaway with everything ..wrong impeach them all with the pedophile Joe Biden for prison now… thanks ☺️

  32. He was silenced by threatening to kill him.
    Big tech have a lot of date of users in hand.
    The team is going to take on their powerful rival in the upcoming match.

  33. WOW, how did I evern end up here???? I have a new word for you two nerds….This is one of THE "LAMEST" videos I have even seen on youtube

  34. Get in on the ground floor! Ticker DWAC

  35. GREAT TOPIC! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING WITH ALL OF US! REGARDS FROM ARGENTINA!

  36. hi BBC, please explain why it was said: "the most favorite president HAD been silenced" – why Had been, not has been? we have the result in present so it should be Has been silenced. please explain 🙏

  37. I've always listened 6min english in audio files and this is the fierst time I see rob and Nile

  38. It's called "FAKEBOOK" because everything out of t-Rumps mouth is fake, a lie.

  39. Tap can binh khong lien quan den chinh tri va virut vu han .hay vao adge go con gai tap can binh xem

  40. How can silence be a beautiful sound ?

  41. Reply
    Михаил Гончаров June 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    tahnks

  42. Taliban (terrorists)or ISIS should be banned in the mainstream media.

  43. Taliban(Daesh)or terrorists all over the media and their activities.

  44. Finally, I can understand true meaning of "take on me" by Aha on this time.

  45. Wish him success.

  46. Reply
    Primitive Rural Lifestyle June 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Congratulations to new platform of Truth Social.

  47. Thanks for the explanation, it's so useful for those who wants to improve their English skills to watch these videos
    Thanks a lot

  48. Both of you are so cute, let make more jokes

  49. I love himmmmm

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