Truth Social, the social media app supported by former President Donald Trump, has been approved for the Google Play Store, Google said Wednesday.
The decision means Truth Social will currently be downloadable to Android cell phones through Google's proprietary app store, after Truth Social moved to implement stronger content moderation policies.
Google had recently said Truth Social couldn't show up in the app store until it had carried out policies adequately tended to impelling and dangers of violence. It had likewise said social media apps on the Google Play store should give an in-app system to for reporting objectionable content. (Truth Social had already been accessible to some Android gadgets by means of non-Google sources, for example, the Samsung Galaxy store.)
“Apps may be distributed on Google Play provided they comply with our developer guidelines,” the spokesperson said, “including the requirement to effectively moderate user-generated content and remove objectionable posts such as those that incite violence.”
Under Truth Social's policies, user content that supports violence “may result in” that content, or the account making that content, being taken out from the platform.
Truth Social has agreed to enforce its policies against affectation, Google added. Truth Social's approval was first announced by Axios.