Truth Social, powered by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) was the most downloaded free app for iPhone phones in the United States on Tuesday, a day after Twitter’s board accepted the buyout offer by billionaire Elon Musk.
The “top free apps” section of the App Store in the U.S. on Tuesday was topped by Truth Social, followed in second place precisely by Twitter.
Both social networks skyrocketed their downloads following the Twitter board’s announcement. On Monday, Truth ranked 52nd on the same list, while the bluebird platform ranked 39th.
The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, yesterday achieved his goal of taking over the social network Twitter, which he described as the public digital town square, after the company accepted his offer to buy it for $44 billion.
The CEO of Tesla, which holds more than 9% of Twitter’s shares, launched on April 14 a sharp purchase offer, “the best and final,” at a rate of $ 54.20 per share, which is what he will finally pay through an entity, as revealed in a statement.
The South African-born entrepreneur, who is very fond of this social network, has presented himself as a defender of freedom of speech on the platform and now seems to carry that mission as a flag in his new conquest, of which he has offered very few details.
For his part, Trump said Monday that he does not want to return to Twitter, even if Musk reactivates his account.
In statements to the Fox television network, the former president said he prefers to use his own social network, Truth, as the only channel and that he will be joining it in the next seven days as planned.
Truth was launched last month and has been running on its new cloud service for the past few days, after being beta tested since February. Its CEO is former California legislator Devin Nunes.