Google Gives Truth Social the Green Light for App Store
(RepublicanNews.org) – Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) launched its social media app Truth Social earlier this year, giving Conservatives something to get excited about. While iPhone and Apple device users were almost immediately able to download the app to their mobile devices, Google Play refused to approve it back in February, citing concerns about the moderation of content that encourages violence. The Alphabet Inc. subsidiary has since addressed those concerns.
Google said it has allowed Donald Trump's Truth Social app in its Play Store for Android devices – after receiving assurances the app would meet the platform's standards for moderating harmful content. https://t.co/zuXhrUDYXR
— Newsmax (@newsmax) October 13, 2022
On October 12, Google announced that it would allow TMTG’s app to be downloaded from the Play Store, allowing Android users to sign up for Truth Social. This comes after the owners of Truth Social reportedly agreed to make sure its moderation policies meet Google’s standards.
TMTG openly criticized Google in August over the February launch failure. In a press release, TMTG confirmed that it was working with Google to ensure it complies with Play Store policies. However, the press release claimed that Google has allowed apps from TMTG’s competitors to remain on the Play Store despite “rampantly violating” its policies.
Since then, it seems TMTG has addressed the issue to Google’s satisfaction. According to Reuters, CEO Devin Nunes said the company was was happy to work with Google to ensure they could bring the platform to all Americans, including Android users.
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