Partial outage

Given the two problems mentioned above, it’s no surprise that Truth Social reported a partial outage on its first day. According to its status page, the outage lasted for 13 hours and 14 minutes and was related to “application launch traffic.”


Terms of Service can’t be loaded

For those who wanted to learn more about what they were signing up for, that wasn’t possible, either. Truth Social’s “Terms of Service” page couldn’t be accessed as of Monday evening and displayed an “access denied” message.


Security flaw in the beta version of the app 

Hours before Truth Social’s launch on the App Store, the Daily Dot uncovered a significant security flaw in the internal beta version of the app, which is used by the company’s developers to find bugs, that what was left publicly accessible online. This version is not the same version that was launched on the App Store on Monday.


The outlet was able to register for the @realDonaldTrump account on the internal beta on Sunday. It also found an account named “Papa Pinochet,” which expresses support for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, responsible for the murder, torture, and exile of thousands. As noted by the Daily Dot, it’s not clear whether the account was meant to train the app’s moderation systems to flag inappropriate content or was created as a fan page.

Copying someone else’s logo

Lastly, Truth Social’s most hilarious failure at launch was accidentally, or so it appears at the moment, copying another company’s logo. According to Vice, the Truth Social logo is very similar to the logo for Trailar, a fleet telematics and fuel efficiency company in the UK.


The company told Vice it was made aware of the potential rip-off from media reports.


“Based on recent news brought to our attention by various media outlets, showcasing the similarities between our own Trailar logo and the Truth Social logo, we are now seeking legal advice to understand next steps and options available to protect our brand,” Matthew Summers, Trailar’s head of marketing, told the outlet.

All in all, it was difficult to tell what Truth Social was like on launch day because the most talked about subjects were all of its flaws. Currently, the app is only available in the U.S. on iOS and not on Android. No website for the app has been released yet, although its status page suggests one is in the works.