An Android app called “MAGA Hub — Truth Social Trump” has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.The app was launched on August 28, and its developer is based in Germany, per the Google Play Store.It charges $28.99 for in-app purchases, and all users are automatically subscribed to a global chat group.Get a daily selection of our top stories based on your reading preferences.Loading Something is loading.
Listed as ” MAGA Hub — Truth Social Trump ,” the Android app was displayed as the top result for the search term “Truth Social” — the name of Trump’s app — on the Play Store as of Tuesday morning.
Released on August 28, the bulk of the app’s downloads occurred after February 8, closer to the release date of Trump’s app.
“MAGA Hub” features a photo-based feed that aggregates content from other users.
By comparison, the Truth Social app is more of a Twitter-like platform.
Users of “MAGA Hub” are also charged $28.99 for in-app purchases, though it’s unclear what buyers receive.They are also automatically subscribed to a global chat group, through which they are sent a constant stream of memes and messages.
The Truth Social app was released for iOS on Sunday, and its official website states that a Play Store version is “coming soon.” However, not all users seemed aware that the Android version of the app wasn’t out yet.
The “MAGA Hub” app has received over 6,600 reviews, primarily posted in January and February, with some reviewers appearing to believe the Android version is Trump’s touted platform.
“Come on Trump I thought you were smarter than this.
I will be deleting this app right away, it’s just plain dumb,” read a one-star review under the name Alan Knight, who complained about the app’s features.
“Great platform and new as well.No matter your opinions you will be welcome here without being canceled by some new age barking children,” wrote another reviewer under the name Stephen Jones, who gave the app five stars.
“MAGA Hub – Truth Social Trump” has been downloaded over 100,000 times, according to Google Play Store statistics.Screenshot/Google Play Store Others tried to warn fellow users that “MAGA Hub” isn’t the app touted by Trump.
“Lists itself as ‘Truth Social Trump’ but make no mistake.This is false advertising.This is not Trump’s Truth Social.Keep that in mind,” user Hexor Marhetbar wrote, giving the app one star.
According to the Play Store, the app’s developer is named Lukas Niessen and is listed as being based in Berlin, Germany.
Both Niessen and the profile’s affiliated brand, Odoma, did not immediately respond to Insider’s multiple requests for comment.
Niessen’s website displays other works, including an app called “LGBT Hub” and a game called “Grand Among Craft,” which is described as a mix of three popular video games — “Grand Theft Auto, “Among Us,” and “Minecraft.”
Trump Media & Technology Group, the developer of Truth Social, and Google’s press office did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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