Truth Social is still missing from Google’s mobile app store and it’s not because an Android version of the platform doesn’t exist. Threats and calls for violence hang over Trump’s social media app, preventing it from appearing on Google’s Play store.
According to a new report from Axios, Donald Trump’s social network has still not been approved by Google for its Google Play store due to content moderation issues on the part of the tech giant. Last week, Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes claimed it was up to Google to decide when the app would be available on Android, but Google insists the ball is in Truth Social’s court.
When will we be available on Android? Well, look, it depends on the Google Play store,” Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes said during an August 26 appearance on the Real America’s Voice news outlet. I mean we wait for them to approve us and… I don’t know what is taking so long.
However, a source reportedly told Axios that Truth Social is very aware of the issue and is related to the incitement and threats of physical violence found on former US President Donald Trump’s platform. On August 19, we notified Truth Social of several standard rules violations in their current app submission and reiterated that having effective systems to moderate user-generated content is a requirement of our terms of service for any app to be released. online on Google Play, Google said.
For example, in response to a message from former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, an account called “TheVictim24” posted last week: It would be nice if you disagreed with the fact that the army and police stage a rebellion and trap the civilians. Nobody trusts the police and if the military intervenes, we will kill them. Somebody admit that this nation has to be atomized because it is satanic.
Truth Social’s iOS app was launched on the Apple App Store in February. While the app’s popularity on the App Store fluctuated during the year, downloads increased following the FBI’s search and seizure of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. at the beginning of the month.
According to mobile analytics firm Data.ai, in the days following the FBI’s raid to find classified documents taken by the former president, Truth Social averaged 13,400 downloads per day in the App Store. . This is more than five times more than the average downloads of the previous week. In total, Truth Social’s iOS app was downloaded 107,500 times between August 8 and August 15.
Truth Social tops downloads on Apple App Store
In February, as some Twitter users deactivated their accounts, Truth Social climbed to the top spot in Apple’s App Store.
The social media platform launched by President Trump has long positioned itself as an alternative to Twitter and Facebook, both of which banned Trump from their sites after the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill last year. The app presented itself as an uncensored platform that does not discriminate against users for their political beliefs. It and other similar apps, such as Rumble and Talk, take a hands-off approach to moderation, in theory so people can converse freely without being left out.
While the app’s popularity on the App Store fluctuated during the year, downloads increased following the FBI’s search and seizure of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. at the beginning of the month. According to mobile analytics firm Data.ai, in the days following the FBI’s raid to find classified documents taken by the former president, Truth Social averaged 13,400 downloads per day in the App Store. . This is more than five times more than the average downloads of the previous week. In total, Truth Social’s iOS app was downloaded 107,500 times between August 8 and August 15.
Android app issues aren’t Truth Social’s only problems. After a difficult start, marked by the degradation of a first version of the site by trolls and the departure of important technical managers from the platform, Truth Social is now facing financial problems. Right-wing web hosting platform RightForge claims Trump’s social media platform owes it more than $1.6 million in unpaid fees.
Adding to these issues, delays in the merger between Trump Media and Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Corporation, the SPAC (specific purpose acquisition company) that plans to IPO Trump’s tech business, have slumped the share price, which has fallen from a high of $97 this year to $24.59, the current share price at press time.
do you agree with Musk who argues that Truth Social’s popularity comes from the fact that Twitter does not allow free speech?
Do you believe Google’s good faith in refusing to endorse Truth Social’s Android app? Or are we doing a pure deception?
What do you predict for Truth Social? Success or failure?
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