Google will not allow Donald Trump’s “Truth Social” on their Google Play App Store for Android phones.
The Daily Caller reported Google is blocking Truth Social, former President Donald Trump’s social media network, from its app store due to concerns over its content moderation policy.
The app was first started after Donald Trump was purged from all other social media platforms while still in the Oval Office.
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and virtually all other networks suspended any account the then President had to crush his reach, and cut communications with his voter base.
The mass banning of Trump took place just after the January 6th Capitol riot, despite the riot having not been encouraged by the President, and also not being in violation of community guidelines on any of these platforms.
A Google spokesperson said the following, “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 accused the platform of doing too little to mitigate “threats of violence.”
Truth Social remains on the Apple AppStore but this doesn’t mean that it’s safe. Apple very well could decide to take the same position as Google.
All the while popular meme apps like “Ifunny” that do very little to mitigate threats of violence on their platform still remain able to be downloaded on Google Play.
The move to displace Truth Social comes just after Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home was raided by federal agents.
Removing the app seems to be little more than another attempt to disenfranchise an unfavorable political candidate and reduce his reach.