A Twitter account dedicated entirely to posting Donald Trump’s “truths” from his newly launched social media business Truth Social has been deactivated. The account, which used the handle @PresTrumpTS, was suspended just days after it was created.
The prohibition was first reported by the Huffington Post.
Archived tweets from the account show that Trump wrote multiple postings for his Truth Social platform, which was formed as a right-wing alternative to Twitter after Trump was permanently banned from the microblogging site.
On Jan. 6, 2021, Trump was accused of instigating a crowd to ransack the US Capitol in order to prevent Congress from ratifying President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.
Trump’s press releases were published on Twitter after his ban, though his aide, Liz Harrington, recently declared that she, too, would be quitting Twitter for Truth Social because “Twitter is a terrible website that is beyond fixing.”
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Trump reportedly told allies earlier this week that Google is destroying his new social media network by refusing to make it available on Android smartphones.
In the weeks after the launch of Truth Social, the former president has been asking friends and advisers, “Is Google trying to f–k with me?”
Trump is worried Google might be trying to sabotage Truth Social
According to two persons familiar with the ex-inquiry, president’s the lack of an Android version for his digital connectivity initiative, Truth Social, was the basis of his concern.
Since its inception in February, the software has only been available on Apple devices, excluding Android users, who account for around 40% of the US mobile device market.
This has caused Trump to wonder about the product’s status and whether his perceived adversaries at Google had any intentions to reject it.
“He keeps hearing about how Google and YouTube have it out for him … including on Truth Social, and I think he’s taking [it] seriously,” says one source who’s discussed the topic with the former president. (In some instances since last month, Trump has instead asked if Google is trying to “screw with me” on Truth Social or has simply inquired, “What’s up with Google?”)
The software was previously only available on Apple smartphones. Truth Social is no longer available for download on Android, which controls almost 70% of the global operating system market and 42% of the domestic market as of Thursday.
“He keeps hearing about how Google and YouTube have it out for him … including on Truth Social, and I think he’s taking [it] seriously,” a source was quoted as telling Rolling Stone.