Google blocked the ‘Truth Social’ app from its software store this week, claiming the network founded by Donald Trump contains “violent content.”
Truth Social was banned from Google Play because of its massive success.
When competition succeeds, big tech crushes it!
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“Google said on Tuesday that it would not distribute Truth Social on its Play app store until Truth Social, the social media platform founded by former President Donald J. Trump, removed content that incites violence,” reports the New York Post. “Truth Social built a version of its app for Android devices this year, but when Google reviewed it, the company said it found user content that included physical threats, and told Truth Social to weed out that material and resubmit the app for review.”
“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 Google spokesman said. “Last week Truth Social wrote back acknowledging our feedback and saying that they are working on addressing these issues.”
Read the full report here.