Donald Trump’s social media site Truth Social continues to have issues, and the former president is not happy about it.
According to reporting from The Daily Beast, Trump has been berating aides and others close to him about the social media app’s poor rollout — contradictory to the glowing praise he’s given the site in public comments over recent weeks.
At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) two weekends ago, Trump lauded the site, saying that “people are getting on and they’re loving the product.”
“It’s been an incredible success,” he added.
In reality, social media sites are not actually social media sites. There have been many problems.There were many problems, ranging from glitches in the app to a waitlist of hundreds of thousands. Analytic measures show that Truth Social is receiving around 300,000 visits per days, a small number compared to sites such as Twitter and Facebook, which Trump claimed he would rival.
Trump’s profile on the site, @realDonaldTrump, has only amassed 140,000 followers as of Saturday, which is a deplorable figure when compared with the tens to millions who followed him on Twitter prior to his ban from the site. the veracity of half those usersIt was at best questionable.
Sources told The Daily Beast that they’ve overheard Trump discussing the platform on the phone.
One person recalled hearing Trump ask, “What the fuck is going on?” on a phone call talking about Truth Social’s status. The former president, whose social media site is one of his most talked about ventures outside of his potential run for office in 2024, has also whined about negative media reports on the app, and has asked why more people aren’t using it (despite the fact that it’s not yet available on non-Apple products).
Critics also noted other problems with Truth Social. An analysis of PoliticoFor example, it was noted by. there are a number of parody accounts on the site poking fun at left-wing voices. Parody accounts that criticize right-wing figures have been banned.
Matt Ortega manages the parody Twitter account @DevinNunesCow announced late last month that he’s already been blocked from accessing Trump’s social media app.
“I may be the first officially ‘cancelled’ Truth Social user,” Ortega said in response. (An ex-member of Congress Devin Nunes was appointed to Truth Social by Trump last ye.
The banning Ortega and other leftist voices from Truth Social, a site that purportedly values free expression, is quite shocking. Indeed, Truth Social’s terms of service don’t live up to Trump’s promise to promote free speech on the internet, The site reserves the right to boot anyone for any reason.
It was delayed for the first few weeks after its launch due to technical issues experts have cautioned people against signing up for Truth SocialAccording to them, the site poses security risks.
The “ineptitude of the rollout” is troublesome, and should cause potential users to think twice before joining the site, said Bill Fitzgerald, a privacy researcher who spoke to The Washington PostLast month, more information was available.
“There is no better sign of a rushed implementation than the fact that you can’t onboard anybody,” Fitzgerald said. “So I’m hard-pressed to understand why anyone would trust that these people would keep their information safe.”