The US technology company Google refuses to offer the app from Donald Trump’s online service Truth Social in its Google Play app store. The reason for this is a lack of moderation and “several violations” of Google’s guidelines, said a company spokesman on Wednesday.
He noted that Google Truth Social brought the breaches to the attention of Google on August 19, stating that “effective systems for moderating user-generated content are a necessary condition for an app to be eligible to be uploaded to Google Play.”
According to Google, Truth Social then stated that the company was “working on these questions”.
Unlike Apple’s iOs operating system, Google’s Android operating system allows smartphone users to download apps in a different way than through its Google Play app store.
Meanwhile, several supporters of the US Republicans have deleted references to a connection to ex-President Trump shortly before the upcoming midterm elections. This was reported by “Spiegel Online” with reference to the “Washington Post”.
The candidate for Virginia, Yesli Vega, removed a connection to Donald Trump on her Twitter profile. She originally pointed out that she had been appointed to a government commission under President Trump.
Most of the nine uncovered cases involved positions on strict abortion laws in the United States. For example, Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters deleted any posts on the subject on Twitter. Supporting tweets for the alleged 2020 presidential election spoof were also removed from his profile.
The US broadcaster Fox Business Network had previously reported that Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) had not paid the internet provider of its Truth Social platform, RightForge, for several months.
Truth Social then said on the SEC’s website that it was “financially sound,” which also shows “its ability to have recently raised $15 million in bridge loans.”
Former US President Donald Trump has described reports of financial difficulties at Truth Social as “gossip” intended to “deliberately” spread false information.
Trump founded Truth Social in February 2021 after being banned from major online platforms, including Twitter.