Google has chosen to go after former President Trump and his social media app, Truth Social, because apparently the app doesn’t meet their censorship requirements.
The left wing-tech giant has stated that Trump’s app is not allowed on their Google Play app store, which accounts for 44% of smartphones in the U.S., because of what they called, “content moderation concerns.”
In a statement Google said, “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.”
Truth Social’s CEO Devin Nunes, a former congressman from California, has called out Google for stalling the approval process in an effort to further silence conservative voices in America.
“I don’t know what’s taking them so long,” said Nunes in a recent podcast interview.
At the same time that Google went public with its apparent rejection of Truth Social, media outlets have been attacking the platform, in what seems like a coordinated effort to slander both the app and the former president.
Truth Social has a very clear policy against threats of violence and other criminal activity, but left-wing media outlets like Axios have been spreading misleading claims that the platform is being used to post violent threats.
Axios’ complaint appears to be that Truth Social’s moderators occasionally miss threats of violence or fail to take them down quick enough for their liking, but the same can be said about other social media apps.
For example, Twitter has allowed leftists on the app to make endless violent threats against conservative politicians or SCOTUS justices without so much as batting an eye. The platform has also frequently allowed users to openly plan locations which they were going to loot, while allowing them to remain
Still, Twitter is approved on the google play store.
Over 99 percent of smartphone users in the U.S. are using either Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android operating systems. Apple – controlling roughly 55% of the market share – has approved the app, and it has quickly become one of the most downloaded apps on the market.
In that time, Apple has ignored calls by leftists to remove the app, reciting their usual tired line that it poses a “threat to Democracy” simply because it allows free speech.
Google, however, appears to be a bit more determined to keep the app’s content out of their user’s hands, hoping that the app’s leadership will eventually cave and conform to the left’s censorship loving ways.