Google Backtracks, Will Allow Truth Social App

October 15th, 2022 7:43 PM

Google will now allow the Truth Social App on its Google Play store after previously banning it.

Truth Social is the social media platform created by former President Donald Trump to rival Twitter. 

Axios reported Wednesday that Trump’s team made significant efforts to fix the app’s policy “violations” to get approval for the Google Play store after it was previously banned.

A Google spokesperson told NewsBusters in August that the company store banned the app for “violations of standard policies.”

“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. Last week Truth Social wrote back acknowledging our feedback and saying that they are working on addressing these issues.”

Google has a history of shunning apps created by conservatives. Apple and Google refused to carry Parler after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, effectively eliminating the app from the internet. 

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