Twitter has shut down an account that was devoted solely to posting Donald Trump’s “truths” from his newly created social media platform Truth Social.
The Twitter account, which went by the handle @PresTrumpTS, was banned just days after it was created.
The Huffington Post was first to report the ban.
Archived tweets from the account show several posts authored by Trump for his platform, Truth Social, which was created as a right-wing alternative to Twitter after the then-president was permanently banned from the microblogging site.
Trump was accused of inciting a mob that ransacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to disrupt Congress’ ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.
After his ban, Trump’s press releases were posted on Twitter by his aide, Liz Harrington, though she recently announced that she, too, can be leaving Twitter for Truth Social because “Twitter is a terrible website that’s beyond fixing.”
Trump created Truth Social as a right-wing alternative to Twitter.Truth Social
Supporters of Trump have been energized by the prospect of Elon Musk acquiring Twitter. The Tesla CEO has said he intends to reinstate the previous president’s account, though Trump has vowed to stay off Twitter even when Musk completes the acquisition.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Trump has been telling associates that Google has been sabotaging his latest social media platform by not making it available on Android devices.
“Is Google attempting to f–k me?” the previous president has been asking friends and advisers within the weeks for the reason that rollout of Truth Social. His remarks were reported by Rolling Stone.
The app has been available solely on Apple devices. As of Thursday, Truth Social can’t be downloaded by anyone using Android, which controls nearly 70% of the worldwide operating system market and 42% of the domestic market.
“He keeps hearing about how Google and YouTube have it out for him … including on Truth Social, and I believe he’s taking [it] seriously,” a source was quoted as telling Rolling Stone.
Trump has began posting on Truth Social more incessantly since Twitter announced that it will be acquired by Elon Musk.
Despite Trump’s suspicions, Truth Social is inaccessible to Android users since it has yet to file the required paperwork searching for approval for its listing on the Play Store, Rolling Stone reported, citing “a person aware of the matter and two Trumpworld sources with knowledge of the situation.”
Truth Social launched within the Apple App Store on Feb. 21 and was for a time probably the most downloaded free app there.
The platform has been downloaded roughly 1.4 million times up to now because it launched in February, in response to Sensor Tower. Twitter has roughly 300 million users — counting the bots.
Trump has vowed to stay off Twitter despite Elon Musk’s pledge to reinstate his account.AP
Devin Nunes, the previous GOP congressman who was named CEO of Truth Social’s parent company Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), said earlier this month that he expects the app to be available on web browsers by the top of May.
Trump has not been as lively on Truth Social as he was on Twitter.
Last week, the previous president took to Truth Social and predicted that Musk wouldn’t buy the San Francisco-based firm “at such a ridiculous price.”
“There is no such thing as a way Elon Musk goes to purchase Twitter at such a ridiculous price, especially since realizing it’s an organization largely based on BOTS or Spam Accounts,” the forty fifth president wrote.
“Fake anyone?” added Trump.