Roger Stone, a close ally of Donald Trump claims he was censored on Trump’s ‘free speech’ social media site, Truth Social.
On Saturday night, Stone posted a Trump campaign button with a caption about the threat of “radical Islam”, according to screenshots obtained by the Daily Beast.
Truth Social’s algorithm slapped a “sensitive content” warning on the post and said it “may not be suitable for all audiences.”
Stone later posted the same button photo in a new post complaining about censorship. “Why would this be censored content on Truth Social?” the post reads. The second post was not censured.
On Sunday evening, Stone told The Daily Beast that the incident was “a glitch.”
This comes after reports that the app has seen traffic and signups plummet by 93% since its launch as technical problems and a long wait list to join the app persists.
Meanwhile, some conservatives who managed to use the app complain about being silenced even though the platform was advertised as a ‘free speech’ site for conservatives silenced by mainstream social media platforms.