Why has Google banned the application of Truth Social?
Google previously explained that it refused to publish Truth Social through its store due to its lack of censorship tools that prevent offensive posts among users of the application, which Trump decided to launch after he was banned from social networks following the riots that his supporters did in the US Capitol in 2021, rejecting the election results that It overthrew him and led to the success of incumbent President Joe Biden.
And last August, Google notified the Trump Media and Technology Group responsible for the (Truth Social) network of several violations of its policies in the application.
The US tech giant said at the time that Trump’s app had broken rules banning content that incites physical threats and violence, but the company is working to address those issues.
Although Google allows the ability to download applications on the Android system from outside the Play Store, the store is the first and most popular way to download applications on mobile devices running the most popular operating system around the world.
Truth Social complies with Google policies
Now, Google has allowed Truth Social because it has been updated to comply with its policies to prevent abusive posts, by adding an effective system for reporting and blocking unwanted content, as well as blocking abusers.
“It has been a pleasure working with Google, and we are thrilled that they have finally helped us deliver (TruthSocial) to all Americans, no matter what device they are using,” said Devin Nunes, CEO of Trump Media and Technology Group.
“Today marks an important milestone in our mission to restore freedom of expression on the Internet,” Nunes added in the statement posted on the company’s website.
Earlier this October, TMTG said the Truth Social app is available to users in the US who use Samsung phones, which run Android but have their own app store.
The company has sought to make the application available through Samsung, given that the Korean company’s share of the US smartphone market is 30 percent, according to market analytics company Counterpoint.
In addition, a version of the Truth Social app is available for iPhone through Apple’s App Store, which also enforces strict policies on the apps.