Beating the popular micro-blogging site Twitter and video-focused social networking service TikTok, Truth Social has become the number one on App Store. Truth Social is a social media platform created by Trump Media & Technology Group.
Sharing a screenshot of the top five social media apps from the App Store, Tesla CEO Elon Musk who just acquired Twitter, shared a tweet saying that Truth Social is beating Twitter & TikTok. In the screenshot shared by Musk, one can see Truth Social is top downloaded free app followed by Twitter and TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance Ltd.
Truth Social came to existence after former US President Donald Trump was de-platformed from Twitter following the Capitol Hill siege last year. Twitter had permanently suspended Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
Registering a rise of 150%, Trump’s Truth Social reached 75,000 download between April 18 and 25.
Since its launch in October 2021, Trump’s Truth Social has been downloaded about 1.4 million times. The app is yet to be made available in Indian market on Apple Store. However, it is available on Google Play Store for Android phones.
In another development, former US President Donald Trump said that he would not go back to Twitter despite Tesla CEO Elon Musk buying it. According to Trump, Twitter has become very boring.
Trump will continue to use his own ‘TRUTH Social’ as the only social media platform.