Elon Musk Says Donald Trump’s Truth Social Is ‘Currently Beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store’
Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, posted the rankings of free apps on the Apple Store, highlighting Truth Social, adding, “Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store.” This comes just one day after Elon Musk announced a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter and promised to make it “better than ever.”
On Tuesday, Trump Media & Technology Group’s Truth Social was the most downloaded free app on the Apple Store, followed by Twitter and TikTok in fifth place. It is a social networking platform developed by Trump Media & Technology Group, an American media, and technology firm formed by former US President Donald Trump in October 2021.
After being banned from Twitter, Trump created his own social networking site. His motivation for creating the site was to provide an alternative to Twitter.
Musk, too, claims to be a free speech absolutist. He has raised concerns about the company’s moderation practices.
As per Mint, due to the possibility of further incitement of violence, Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account days after the turmoil at the Capitol. Republicans chastised Twitter for deactivating former President Trump’s account.
Trump, on the other hand, indicated on Monday that he will not return to Twitter, even if his account is reactivated as a result of billionaire Elon Musk’s purchase of the platform.
“I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to stay on Truth,” he said.