Former US President Donald Trump’s social media app turned obtainable for obtain in Apple’s App Store on Sunday night time, however some folks had bother creating an account. Despite this, it hit No. 1 in the App Store’s prime charts early Monday.
People who downloaded the app reported seeing error messages once they tried getting into a birthdate, e-mail or cellphone quantity to create an account. “Something went wrong. Please try again,” the message learn.
Others reported they have been positioned on a waitlist after signing up. “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist,” learn the message, which included a waitlist quantity. People who preordered Truth Social had the app robotically downloaded to their iPhones.
The app’s launch underscores Trump’s plans to return to social media after being booted from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube final 12 months. The firms made the uncommon transfer to bar Trump, who was president on the time, from its platforms due to issues that his remarks might spark violence following the lethal .
Truth Social, which appears much like Twitter, can also be one other instance of an alternate social media app like Parler, Gettr and Rumble that conservatives have flocked to due to censorship issues. Facebook and Twitter have lengthy denied that they deliberately suppress conservative content material. The firms have guidelines towards hate speech and inciting violence, however customers do not all the time agree with how they interpret these insurance policies.
The Trump Media and Technology Group first introduced it was launching Truth Social in October as a part of an effort “to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech.”
CEO Devin Nunes, a former Republican congressman, instructed Fox News on Sunday that the app would roll out this week to extra folks in the Apple App Store. The firm has a purpose of constructing the app absolutely operational by the top of March at the very least throughout the US, he instructed Fox News.
On Feb. 15, Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. posted what he stated was the previous president’s first publish on Truth Social: “Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!” About 500 folks have reportedly began utilizing an early model of Truth Social, Reuters reported final week.
TMTG did not reply to questions in regards to the app’s launch.