The mysterious social media app claims that Donald Trump is on the platform, encouraging people to sign up for the program for $ 4.99 a week.
The Post reports that the former president has now hit the company with a letter of resignation. The letter called on the app to stop using its resemblance to President Trump.
The app, called No. 2, is available in the Apple app store and counts itself for “uncensored news and chats.”
In addition to Trump, the program includes profiles of conservative figures such as Republican sensors Marsha Blackburn and Rand Paul, as well as former The View host Meghan McCain.
It is not clear if any of these people use the platform. After the Post contacted a source close to Trump for the incident, lawyers for the former presidential team sent a letter calling for a ceasefire.
List 2 on the Apple App Store has a screenshot of Trump’s fake post. This is actually a copied and posted version of a tweet posted on January 8, in which Trump said that people who voted for him on Twitter, not the 2nd, would “have a huge vote in the future.”
This was quoted on Twitter blog post about why he banned Trump for inciting violence.
The app also has a profile page with dozens of other Trump posts, although former presidential spokeswoman Liz Harrington confirmed to The Post that she would not use the platform.
Since Trump was downloaded from major social networks in January, platforms based on free speech have emerged in an attempt to sue the president and his millions of followers.
Gettr, an alternative to Twitter run by former Twitter adviser Jason Miller, is urging the former president to join the platform, including by offering him shares. Another free speech program, Parler, also pleased Trump.
But while Trump has so far refused to join any other new social media platforms, 2nd place shows that companies are trying to get rid of his absence on Facebook and Twitter.
When users download 2nd place, they will be shown videos of Trump rallies and encouraged to subscribe to expensive subscriptions that are automatically updated weekly.
“We should not submit to advertisers or abolish culture,” the congratulatory screen of Appendix 2 reads. “Start with a 3-day free trial, then $ 4.99 / week.”
Other users are charged $ 9.99 or more per week, according to the App Store list.
Apple doesn’t disclose how much money it makes through its store, but in second place is the App Store with 2,800 reviews. According to conservative estimates, if each of the 2,800 commentators exceeds $ 4.99 per week, the 2nd place will be $ 728,000 per year.
It ranks 4.4 out of 5 out of 5 stars on the 2nd App Store. But according to some people, payments are automatically recalculated and the cost of the service.
“I hate this app and want it to disappear forever,” one commenter said.
“The landlord is trying to make money using the current situation … you’re as bad as Pelosi !!!” angered the other.
In a stop-and-go letter sent by Trump’s group to Address 2, the former president’s attorneys accused the app of violating “many state and federal laws governing lawlessness and transparency.” Message.
“More specifically, the profile of the 2nd appendix contains images depicting President Donald Trump using or otherwise endorsing it, but he does not confirm this,” attorney Nathan D. Groth wrote. “The unauthorized use of the name, image, and likeness of 2nd President Donald Trump can lead people to believe that President Trump did not allow, sponsor, or approve.”
The letter was sent on Sept. 30 and gave the company two days to “resolve the issue informally.” He threatened to take other “legal measures” if necessary. As of Tuesday, Trump’s image and profile remained in 2nd place. Apparently, the Trump team has yet to take any further action.
It looks like he is collecting thousands of dollars from the 2nd Conservatives, but it is unknown who put the money in his pocket.
The 2nd1st app store page says it was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records by a company called Howly Inc., based in Wichita, Kansas.
The company’s documents, submitted to the Kansas Secretary of State, list the agent registered at the address in Wichita. It is a linear shopping center with Dunkin ’Donuts, SuperCuts and PostNet shipping center. Perhaps the company seems to be using the services of a registered agency that uses a mailbox at the cargo center as its official address.
Shyam Sawant was established in May 2019 as a director of the company in the state records in the founding documents of the company.
Buzzfile, the company’s database, also lists Howly’s location as a Wichita striptease shopping center. It says the company’s CEO is Shaim Sawant and shows a New York City coded phone number.
Calls to the number went unanswered, and public records by The Post show that no one named Shyam Sawant lives in the United States. However, there are more than 30 LinkedIn profiles for people named Shayam Sawant in India. No one talks about Howly, so it’s not clear if any of the people are connected to the firm.
Apple 2 did not respond to a request for comment on whether it violated company rules.