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Web Services Provider Can't Get Paid ~ What Would You Do?

Community Expert ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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What would you do in this situation? 

 

Your technical team have spent untold resources setting up the infrastructure necessary to host a new social media app.  But the stakeholders made only 3 payments and then suddenly stopped paying in March. They still owe you $1.6 million. 

  • Do you continue to provide service?
  • Do you send them to a collection agency?
  • Do you take them to court?
  • Do you hit the OFF switch on the servers that host the platform?

 

What if I told you the tech company is RightForge and the social app is Truth Social, owned by Donald Trump?  In October, RightForge announced it entered into an agreement to host Truth Social, which Trump helped create after he was banned by Twitter following the Jan. 6 riots. RightForge now contends that Truth Social has reneged on its contractually obligated monthly payments for setting up the platform's web-servicing infrastructure.  https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/trump-social-media-app-facing-financial-fallout

 

Trump is no stranger to ducking his debt obligations.  He is infamous for stiffing contractors, skilled trade workers and professionals up & down the East Coast.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/mike-kelly/2020/01/24/donald-trump-still-owes-mone...

 

Steal a little and they throw you in jail; steal a lot and they make you king.“ — Bob Dylan Song lyrics, Infidels (1983), Sweetheart Like You

Source: https://quotepark.com/quotes/1764839-bob-dylan-steal-a-little-and-they-throw-you-in-jail-steal-a/"Stea

"Steal a little and they throw you in jail; steal a lot and they make you king."

-- Bob Dylan, Infidels (1983), Sweatheart Like You

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Mentor ,
Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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I'd wonder why any company with a sane hair on their head would even contemplate getting in bed with anything Trump related. As you @Nancy OShea point out, Trump and his businesses are well known for evading his debt obligations, and as a (in)famous white caucasion mysoginistic pathological liar and narcisistic bully knows he'll get away with it again and again and again. All his money is earned over the backs and ruin of others. He created a system of earning from wreaking havoc. Everyone knows this, and for some obscure reason quite a few people actually put this sorry excuse of a human being on a golden pedastal.

 

Anyone with a shred of rational thought should know by now whom they're dealing with and set up safe guards to prevent a situation like this.

 

While I sympatize with the technical team and people not getting paid for their fruits of labour, they should've seen this coming from lightyears ahead.

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Aug 29, 2022 Aug 29, 2022

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I agree with you 100%.  When you sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

 

In a related story, Truth Social filed an application for trademark which has been denied.

https://www.axios.com/2022/08/25/trump-truth-social-trademark-denied

 

Typically, when companies file for trademarks, their lawyers have vetted the term ahead of time to ensure that there are no conflicts with existing trademarks.  Even first year law students know that.  Why is Trump retaining incompetent lawyers?  Could it be that the good ones refuse to work for him and this is all he can get?

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Aug 30, 2022 Aug 30, 2022

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Here's one more.  Google Play Store blocks Truth Social's App. 

 

“On August 19, we notified Truth Social of several violations of standard policies in their current app submission and reiterated that having effective systems for moderating user-generated content is a condition of our terms of service for any app to go live on Google Play,” Google said in a statement.

 

Google said it has expressed concerns to Truth Social about violations of its Play Store policies prohibiting content like physical threats and incitement to violence.

https://www.reuters.com/technology/truth-social-android-app-not-approved-google-play-store-axios-202...

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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A columnist for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune has tweeted out this photo that appears to show the Truth Social headquarters completely abandoned, with all the signage removed and the keypad for entry ripped off the wall.

https://twitter.com/ChrisA0213/status/1565024895083450373

 

When businesses move to new offices they usually leave a note on the door. This doesn't bode well for the struggling social media company & Trump's only platform.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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