Truth Social Barred From Google Play Until They Add Additional ‘Content Moderation’
Former President Donald Trump’s social media platform Truth Social has been barred from the Google Play store over alleged “content moderation” issues.
Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes has said that the Android version of the app is ready to go and just waiting on approval from the Play Store.
However, according to a report from The Hill, a Google spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday that the platform lacks the “effective” content moderation needed to meet Google Play’s terms of service.
“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,” the spokesperson said.
The report says that Google is specifically “concerned” about “policies prohibiting content with physical threats and incitements to violence.”
The Google spokesperson said that they contacted Truth Social and that they are addressing the issues to meet the big tech giant’s conditions for getting in the store.
Appearing on Real America’s Voice on Friday, Nunes said that they are waiting on the company to approve them.
“When are we going to be available on Android?” Nunes said. “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.”
The president launched Truth Social after being barred from nearly every major social media platform following the protest at the Capitol on January 6.
The platform reportedly has over a half a million daily active users, including Trump.
According to their website, Truth Social “is America’s ‘Big Tent’ social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating on the basis of political ideology.”
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