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Two top executives of Satya Social resign from the company

Two top executives of Satya Social resign from the company

Two executives who built Truth Social, an alternative social networking platform to former President Donald Trump, have left the company, according to a new report from Reuters.

Chief technology officer Josh Adams and head of product development Billy Boozer both resigned from their roles less than a year after joining Trump's social media venture. His departure follows the disastrous launch of the Truth social app on February 20, a launch plagued by technical glitches and a 13-hour outage.

More than a month after launch, the service has improved a bit. New users are still being put on a million-person or more waiting list to join the app. trump

According to the publication, it is unclear whether Truth Social has found replacements for the resigning executives or if they will serve in different roles at the company. Adams, Boozer and Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Verge.

Trump touted his own social network app in January 2021, shortly after being banned from Twitter as a result of the January 6 riots in the US Capitol. First, Trump launched a blog on his campaign website to look like a Twitter feed. He was later inspired to join his companies exclusively by other alternative social platforms such as Parlor and Gator. Trump declined those offers, and TMTG joined Rumble's parent company, a free speech YouTube alternative, through the company's SPAC.

At launch, Truth skyrocketed among the most downloaded apps on Apple's App Store for social networking. But just weeks later, the "censorship-free" Twitter clone has slipped to the 28th most popular spot, despite the hype around the app from the Trump wing of the Republican Party. Apptopia, an analytics firm, recently reported that Truth reached 170,000 downloads a day and now has around 8,000.

In February, former House member and head of TMTG Devin Nunes told Fox News that Truth Social would not be "fully operational" until the end of March. The company is yet to make any announcement regarding its official launch and Google Play Store apps till the first week of April.

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