Google’s decision to prevent the Truth Social app from launching on the Play Store due to content moderation concerns begs the question of why Apple hasn’t taken similar action against the iOS version of the app, which has been available on the App Store since February. According to Axios, Google discovered numerous posts that violated its Play Store content policies, preventing the app from going live on its platform. However, some of these posts appear to be available on the iOS app.
This could lead to a re-evaluation of Truth Social’s iOS app, as Apple and Google’s policies on how apps with user-generated content must moderate their content are largely similar. Following an interview with the app’s CEO, Devin Nunes, Axios reported this week that Google had decided to block the distribution of the Truth Social app on its platform. The former Congressman and member of Trump’s transition team, now social media CEO, suggested that the holdup with the app’s Android release was on Google’s side, saying, “We’re waiting on them to approve us, and I don’t know what’s taking so long.”