Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against MSNBC, Reuters, and 18 other news organizations, accusing them of coordinating in misreporting losses at his Truth Social platform. The initial figure of $73 million in losses turned out to be incorrect; the actual loss was $31 million. Trump alleges this was a deliberate effort to harm his company’s reputation and derail a merger. The lawsuit claims defamation and seeks $1.5 billion in damages, a gag order on related articles, and other unspecified damages. However, legal complexities and comparisons to previous cases, like Gawker’s lawsuit, suggest challenges in the lawsuit’s outcome.
I find this fucking hilarious, actually. Whether the business has a $73 million loss or a $31 million loss, it’s still a loss. It’s evident Truth Social is going down in flames. I haven’t joined nor would I ever. I can only imagine if Twitter/X is such a shit-show now what Truth Social really is.
Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.