GETTR, a new “non-bias” social media network, was quietly launched by top Trump advisor Jason Miller on Thursday, and claims it will “allow anyone to express their opinion freely.”
On the Apple App Store, GETTR is described as “a non-bias social network for people all over the world” that “tried the best to provide best software quality to the users, allow anyone to express their opinion freely.” Highlighted features include “post, repost, comments”, “multi-language support” and “news sharing”. In a mission statement, GETTR declares that it is “fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas.”
The app seems to follow the same general layout as Twitter, or its two Alt-Tech challengers, Gab and Parler, greatly resembling the latter in general design choices. While the app was properly launched on Thursday, it had been live on both the Apple App Stores and Google Play stores since mid-June. It has received over 1,000 reviews, the vast majority of them being positive.
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Jason Miller, the top Trump advisor, is leading the platform, according to media reports. The platform, although unconfirmed, may be an attempt to get President Trump back onto social media, with his advisors having attempted to find a method to get him back into interacting with the masses after his permanent ban from Twitter in January this year. Miller was behind the failed “Desk of Donald J Trump,” which although touted as a new social media platform, consisted solely of posts from President Trump that could be reshared on Big Tech platforms. It was shuttered after being operational for less than a month.
Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba previously claimed that top Trump advisors, including Jared Kushner, had attempted to get President Trump onto the platform, although they both requested an equity stake within the country and the banning of certain speech they deemed to be distasteful, including “anti-Semitic” and anti-Israel rhetoric, which Torba refused.