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Trump announces plans to launch social network******
Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch his own social network, in the latest push to reclaim his Internet dominance after he was banned from Twitter and Facebook in the wake of the Capitol insurrection.
The move is likely to further strengthen speculation that Trump is gearing up for another presidential run in 2024.
"TRUTH Social" will be owned by Trump Media & Technology Group, and is expected to begin its beta launch for "invited guests" next month. It is already available for pre-order on Apple's App Store, the group said in a statement.
TMTG also intends to launch a subscription video on-demand service that will feature "non-woke" entertainment programming and will be led by Scott St John, an executive producer from "America's Got Talent," it said.
For years, Trump, who wielded Twitter in particular as a rhetorical weapon during his presidency, has battled tech giants that he argues have wrongfully censored him. "I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech," Trump, banned from Twitter and Facebook for stoking the January 6 US Capitol attack, was quoted as saying in the statement on Wednesday.
"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."
US Congressional investigators are examining the January 6 attack, when thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol nine months ago in an effort to overturn President Joe Biden's election victory. They had been egged on by Trump, whose fiery speech earlier that day falsely claiming election fraud was the culmination of months of baseless claims about a contest he lost fairly to Biden.
The investigative committee has charged that Trump was "personally involved" in organizing the attack.
The free-speech fight escalated when the world's dominant social media platforms banned Trump as punishment for stirring up the mob that ransacked Congress.
Facebook banned Trump indefinitely on January 7, later narrowing the ban to two years.
Twitter quickly followed, permanently suspending Trump's account – which had more than 88 million followers at the time – due to the "risk of further incitement of violence."
All change at top in Premier League as Newcastle claim first win******
LONDON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City are the new leaders, while Liverpool moved into second place after winning their respective matches in the Premier League this weekend, while Chelsea lost 3-2 in a thrilling game to West Ham United.。
Manchester City's 3-1 win over Watford was rarely in doubt in a game they controlled ruthlessly, with Raheem Sterling opening the scoring in the fourth minute and Bernardo Silva doubling the lead just after the half-hour.。
Silva added a third in the 63rd minute to assure the points before Cucho Hernandez scored a consolation for the hosts.。
Newcastle United claimed their first win of the season after a bad mistake from Burnley keeper Nick Pope allowed Callum Wilson to score the only goal of the game at St James' Park.。
Divock Origi doesn't score many goals for Liverpool but they tend to be important, such as the 94th-minute winner that gave his side a 1-0 win in a tight game against Wolves, where Jorgen Klopp's men did enough to deserve all three points.。
A freak goal when Arthur Masuka's cross fooled Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy condemned Thomas Tuchel's men to their second league defeat of the campaign away to West Ham.。
West Ham showed resilience to twice come back from behind with Manuel Lazini's penalty canceling out Thiago Silva's opener for the visitors and the impressive Jarrod Bowen leveling again after Mason Mount had put Chelsea back in front just before the break.。
Ralf Rangnick got off to a winning start at Manchester United thanks to Fred's 77th-minute goal, which he curled in from the edge of the penalty area after being set up by Mason Greenwood.。
The goal came two minutes after Jordan Ayew missed a great chance for visiting Crystal Palace and overall United failed to impress.。
Goals from Lucas Moura, Davinson Sanchez and Son Hueng-Min gave Tottenham their most convincing win since Bruno Conte was named as first-team coach. Moura's early strike was just what Tottenham needed against a Norwich City side that had traveled to North London on the back of a three-game unbeaten run.。
Patrick Bamford came back from injury after 11 games out with a 95th-minute goal to save a point for Leeds United in a 2-2 draw at home to Brentford.。
Tyler Roberts had put Leeds ahead in the 27th minute only for goals from Shandon Baptiste and Sergi Canos to overturn the score and Brentford looked set for all three points until Bamford's late finish.。
Ezri Konsa Ngoyo scored twice as Aston Villa came back after conceding an early goal to Leicester City to give Steven Gerard his third win in four matches as Aston coach.。
Harvey Barnes put Leicester ahead in the 14th minute, but Konsa got a touch on Emi Buendia's header just three minutes later to beat Kasper Schmeichel and his powerful header from a corner in the 54th minute was enough to win the game for the home side.。
Brighton rode their luck before Neal Maupay scored a ninth-minute equalizer away to Southampton, who had led through Amando Broja's 29th-minute strike and missed enough chances to have won easily. Enditem。