Google Bars Donald Trump’s Social Media Platform Social Networking Facts From Its App Store
Former US president Donald Trump’s Truth Social app is not welcome in the Google app store until it complies with content moderation rules including threats of violence, the company said. said on Wednesday.
The internet giant released a statement after the Trump camp argued it had no idea why its social networking app had yet to be approved for the Google Play Store, which provides content for Android smartphones. .
A Google spokesperson said the company notified Truth Social on August 19 that its app violated Play’s policies and required an “effective system for moderating user-generated content” to provided on the platform.
The app breaks rules banning content that incites physical threats and violence, according to the tech firm.
A Google spokesperson said: “Last week, Truth Social wrote back to our feedback and said it was working to resolve these issues.
Truth Social may still make its application available on its website or other online locations unrelated to the Google online store.
As of Wednesday, a version of Truth Social is still available on Apple’s App Store, which is the company’s sole gateway to mobile devices.
Truth Social is Trump’s answer to platforms like Twitter, from which he was kicked out of his home after a mob he attacked in January 2021.
The signs are growing while Truth Social is struggling financially.
Fox Business Network reported last week that the platform had halted payments to its hosting company, RightForge, and owed $1.6 million.
The Trump Media and Technology Corporation said in a regulatory filing that it has raised about $15 million in additional funding that it believes will allow it to pay its bills through the end of the month. 4 next year.
Meanwhile, Trump Media and Technology’s merger with blank accounting firm Digital World Acquisition Corp, which was created specifically to carry out the merger, has yet to come 10 months after it was announced that it would happen. out. This merger is supposed to bring new capital to the Trump foundation.
Regulators are said to be scrutinizing the merger to determine if there is anything unusual.
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