Elon Musk takes a dig at Twitter, shares App Store ranking that shows Donald Trump’s Truth Social on top

Elon Musk takes a dig at Twitter, shares App Store ranking that shows Donald Trump’s Truth Social on top
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  • Tesla cofounder Elon Musk has posted a tweet highlighting the App Store rankings of Truth Social, Twitter and TikTok.
  • Musk has said that Donald Trump-founded Truth Social is first on the Top Charts in the free apps section.
  • The app is currently ahead of Twitter and TikTok.

Tesla cofounder Elon Musk has posted a tweet taking a dig at his latest acquisition Twitter. In his tweet, Musk posted a screenshot of the Apple App Store that shows Donald Trump-founded Truth Social on top.

In his tweet, Musk pointed out that Truth Social is currently beating Twitter and TikTok on the App Store rankings for free apps.

To recall, former American president Donald Trump was suspended from Twitter after the Capitol riots as the company had claimed that there was “risk of further incitement of violence” due to Trump’s tweets.

Trump soon launched the Truth Social platform to take on Twitter and social media platforms. After his acquisition of Twitter became certain, Musk had said, "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.”


This tweet prompted many to think that Trump may make a comeback to Twitter. However, in a statement to Fox News, Trump said he would not join Twitter even if his account is reinstated by Musk. He added that he would continue to post on his platform Truth Social.

"I am not going on Twitter. I am going to stay on Truth. I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on Truth,” Trump said to Fox News.

Soon after announcing that he has acquired a 9.2% stake in the company, Musk started running polls on Twitter, asking his followers to give their opinions about matters like freedom of speech on the platform, as well as the highly-requested edit button.


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