Oct 18, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Biden campaign's Truth Social following surpasses Trump campaign's

Biden, surrounded by other men, looks off camera

President Biden arrives at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Oct. 18. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

President Biden's campaign has surpassed former President Trump's in followers on Truth Social.

Why it matters: The Biden campaign pithily announced it was joining his likely 2024 presidential race competitor on Trump's Twitter-like platform, as they both vie to appear extremely online.

  • "The U.S. presidential campaign is playing out in real time on Truth Social," Truth Social said in an email announcing Biden's campaign had joined. "Don't miss the action!"
  • Since creating his account this week, Biden's team has used it to criticize Trump's presidency and share political news, including about the Israel-Hamas war and vacant House speakership.

By the numbers: Both follow counts on the campaigns' accounts were regularly increasing

Catch up quick: Biden's campaign had said earlier this year it did not plan on joining Truth Social, which launched in 2022.

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