Trump Supporters Triggered As Truth Social Imposes Censorship

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News & Politics
Damir Mujezinovic

Former President Donald Trump launched the social media platform Truth Social In February, one year after being banned by Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other Big Tech giants.

Truth Social has attracted tens of thousands of conservative-leaning users in recent months, especially Trump supporters and QAnon conspiracy theorists.

But some are not too happy with how the platform is behaving.

Censorship On Truth Social

According to a new report from The Daily Beast, Truth Social has started acting more like a mainstream social media platform, imposing censorship and removing certain posts.

The platform has a "sensitive content" feature, which is typically applied when someone posts NSFW videos or images.

However, the same label is now being slapped on political memes, even those targeting President Joe Biden.

"This content may not be suitable for all audiences," is the message one typically receives when viewing a post deemed problematic.

Trump Supporters Complain

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With the "sensitive content" label being applied to memes and jokes, some Truth Social users are furious at the platform and for making their views known.

"Truth Social loves censorship," one person wrote, using the hashtag "NoMoreRINOs."

Another person agreed, writing that Truth Social executives "should be embarrassed over this censorship."

"Sadly, I see so many innocent posts that are marked as sensitive," a third user wrote.

"It is almost as bad as Twitter," another one added.

A fifth person took aim at the former president himself. "Thought Trump was all about the Truth!!!!" they wrote.

Truth Social Controversies

Truth Social has imposed censorship in the past, causing considerable panic among its users.

Last month, the platform banned Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, a prominent osteopathic medical doctor, and anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist.

The ban was only temporary, but the move itself raised alarm in some conservative circles, especially on the far-right, with many pointing fingers at former California Rep. Devin Nunes.

Nunes retired from Congress to serve as the CEO of Trump's company, but some Truth Social users have been unhappy with his leadership.

Truth Social Issues

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Truth Social had a bumpy start, struggling to handle technical issues, including bugs and server errors, which led to users being unable to register.

Those issues were later resolved, but the platform is still encountering certain roadblocks.

As Reuters recently reported, the tech industry being left-leaning has made it very difficult for Truth Social to hire talent, with many engineers and other experts refusing to work for Trump.

Another major issue for Truth Social is that it is still not available on Google's Play Store, and Android smartphones comprise around 40 percent of the U.S. market.