SpaceX CEO and new Twitter owner Elon Musk He took to his new platform to point out that Truth Social has overtaken Twitter in the ranking of the best free apps in the Apple App Store.
“Truth Social is currently outpacing Twitter and TikTok for Apple StoreMusk tweeted, which quickly “gained” nearly 80,000 users.
Posted by AppFigures.comTruth Social appears ahead of Twitter and TikTok.
Truth Social first appeared on the Apple Store in February 2022.
Musk, who has repeatedly criticized Twitter for its extensive censorship, recently struck a deal to buy the platform for about $44 billion that he says he intends to use to promote free speech.
“Freedom of expression is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital city arena where matters vital to the future of humanity are discussed,” Musk tweeted shortly after Twitter accepted Musk’s big offer.
Truth Social is a social media platform founded by Trump Media & Technology Group versus Twitter, with the goal of giving users the opportunity to have an “open, free and honest global conversation,” according to its website.
The platform was created shortly after former President Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter and many conservatives migrated to it.
Many people were quick to criticize Musk’s purchase of Twitter, something he welcomed as he said he hoped his critics would stay on the platform.
I hope even my worst critic remains on Twitter, because that’s what freedom of speech is
– Elon Musk 25 April 2022
By “freedom of speech” I mean what conforms to the law.
I am against censorship that goes beyond the law.
If people want less freedom of speech, they will ask the government to pass laws for this.
Therefore, transgressing the law goes against the will of the people.
– Elon Musk 26 April 2022
Two other widely used social media apps, Instagram and Facebook, are ranked 20th and 37th in the list of best apps for iPhone users, respectively.