Truth Social Beating Twitter On App Store
Elon Musk has pointed out that the Trump-endorsed social media app Truth Social is currently beating Twitter on the Apple App store charts, suggesting this as a casualty of free speech suppression.
“Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter censored free speech,” Musk tweeted.
“Should be called Trumpet instead!”
Truth Social is currently beating Twitter & TikTok on the Apple Store pic.twitter.com/RxawVUAYKH
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 27, 2022
Name change suggestion aside, Musk’s tweet is clearly his way of pointing out that large swathes of the public want a platform where speech isn’t censored.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk declared in his first announcement after buying the social media company.
Trump is insisting he won’t return to the platform, telling Fox News, “I am not going on Twitter. I am going to stay on Truth.”
“I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man,” he continued, “but I am going to be staying on Truth.”