Twitter is abuzz with the revelation that a new social media platform, one that is expected to perform similarly to Twitter and has ties to Donald Trump, is launching today.
Allegedly, the new platform called GETTR is headed by Jason Miller, former senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump.
According to Politico,
Former President Donald Trump’s team quietly launched a new social media platform on Thursday, billing it as an alternative to Big Tech sites.
The platform, called GETTR, advertised its mission statement as “fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas.”
Trump’s former spokesman, Jason Miller, is leading the platform, he confirmed via text. A person familiar described the site as similar to Twitter.
Trump’s involvement with the project is unclear as is whether or not he will set up an account on GETTR and use it, though his proximity to Miller suggests that this may be the latest attempt to get him back in the churn of social media.
JUST IN – New Twitter-like social network called "GETTR" launched today. Trump’s former spokesman, Jason Miller, is leading the platform. pic.twitter.com/7FCsX21Bkw
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It’s still too early to tell if this is the social media platform that Donald Trump alluded to many months ago, where speech would not be censored and conservatives would not be banned. We will just have to wait and see.