Google Approves Trump’s Social Media Platform For Play Store: Report. Google Inc.’s According to a corporate representative on Wednesday, Google has cleared former US President Donald Trump’s social media app Truth Social for distribution in the Google Play Store.
Google added that Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which runs Truth Social, will soon make the app accessible through the Play Store.
Google Approves Trump’s Social Media Platform For Play Store: Report. A request for response from TMTG was not immediately complied with.
According to a Google representative in August, the Play Store has not previously offered Truth Social because of insufficient content control. Truth Social made its American debut in the Apple App Store in February.
Google has voiced concerns to Truth Social regarding infringements of its Play Store regulations, which forbid materials that encourage violence and make physical threats.
Most smartphone users wouldn’t have a simple method to download Truth Social without the Google and Apple shops.
The primary resource for Android app downloads in the US is Google’s Play Store.
Android users can download programs straight from websites or through competing app stores, albeit the latter frequently necessitates additional procedures and security approvals.
Even after Google barred Truth Social from the Play Store, it was still accessible through those channels.
About 40% of American consumers use Android smartphones.
Following the Jan. 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riots, Trump was banned from Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube. Truth Social reinstated his social media presence more over a year later.
TMTG has promised to provide a “engaging and censorship-free experience” on Truth Social in an effort to win over a base that believes its opinions on contentious issues like the results of the 2020 presidential election have been erased from popular internet platforms.
Axios broke the news of Google’s permission first.