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An app to help kids do math is more popular than Trump’s Truth Social

Truth Social went from being the number one most downloaded to number 84 in Apple's App Store.


Mikael Thalen


Posted on Mar 3, 2022   Updated on Mar 7, 2022, 10:20 am CST

Former President Donald Trump’s recently launched social media platform Truth Social has plummeted in popularity on Apple’s App Store.

The app, which quickly became Apple’s top free app following its launch on the evening of Feb. 20, has since fallen to number 84. Truth Social now trails apps such as Hallow, used for “Catholic Meditation,” and “Air Math,” an app designed to help children with their homework.

Complaints regarding Truth Social began rolling in almost immediately given that users were placed on an ever-growing waiting list instead of being given immediate access to the platform. And even some of those who managed to get in had issues as well.

Despite Truth Social’s community guidelines alleging to permit parody accounts, numerous users have reported being penalized for doing just that.

A user attempting to register an account aimed at mocking former Republican congressman Devin Nunes, who is now the CEO of Truth Social’s parent company Trump Media & Technology Group, was denied access.

A TikTok user who registered numerous parody accounts for companies such as Apple, Walmart, and even President Joe Biden, had some of his accounts suspended and outright removed.

But it’s not just those looking to poke fun at the app who are being targeted. Stew Peters, a far-right radio host and conspiracy theorist, became outraged after a post in which he called for the execution of government officials was hit with a sensitive content warning.

Truth Social has also faced numerous embarrassments long before launch day after the Daily Dot was repeatedly able to register accounts using Trump’s handle on beta versions of the app.

Aside from the poorly thought-out launch, Trump himself has only posted on the social media app once so far.

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*First Published: Mar 3, 2022, 11:43 am CST