Donald Trump’s social media app, Truth Social, has been banned from Google Play Store because “the app lacks effective systems for moderating user-generated content, which violates the store’s terms of service,” says Google. On 26th Aug, Truth Social CEO, Devin Nunes, was heard saying on a TV Show; “When are we going to be available on Android? Well, look, that’s up to the Google Play store, I mean we’re waiting on them to approve us and…I don’t know what’s taking so long.”
Google Notified Truth Social Regarding their Decision
Google said that it has notified the company regarding the violations due to which the app cannot be approved. The company said; “On Aug. 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.”
A spokesperson from Google said that Trump’s social media company has acknowledged the feedback and is working on addressing the issue. As per sources, Truth Social has placed sensitive content banners that appear before some posts that read “This content may not be suitable for all audiences,” but still the content that ignites violence remains on the platform. For example, an account posted to Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn; “It’s nice if you people weren’t just okay with the military and police stage a rebellion and framing civilians. Zero people trust the police and if the military comes in, we’ll kill them. Someone admit this nation needs to be nuked because it’s satanic.”
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App Store Saw a Surge in Downloads for Trump’s Social Media App
Truth Social was released for iOS users in February, which also saw a huge surge in its downloads following the FBI’s search and seizure at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. According to mobile analytics firm Data.ai, Trump’s social media app saw an average of 13,400 downloads per day in the App Store, as the FBI searches for classified documents.