Back in February, Protocol reported on the site, declaring it essentially a copy of Twitter, but with its own rules, which include a ban on anything “false, inaccurate or misleading,” as well as anything “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable.”
Of course, since access to the site was so limited, it was hard to judge how severely those rules would be enforced, much less what would be judged to be, for example, “objectionable,” or “misleading” — both fairly subjective measures.
However, the site has now rolled out in the Apple appstore, and is expected to be available in web browser form by the end of the month, according to Reuters, and as the number of users increases, so do the tests of the site’s rules.
Steve Deacy says he tested out the site with a post — he doesn’t show the content of the post, though — and it was quickly covered up as “sensitive” and marked as “may not be suitable for all audiences.”
That didn’t take long on Truth Social. pic.twitter.com/qTh6EVGYFk
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) May 2, 2022
Mediaite, however, was able to access the site and view the post in its original form. Deace’s ‘Truth’ read, “Transgenderism is a mental illness and/or demonic deception, pass it on.”
So much for the expectation that the site would be a complete haven for right-wing extremism and hate.
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