Team Trump’s social media platform Gettr claims 1 million users reached in first 3 days
The new pro-Donald Trump social media website Gettr has seen more than one million users in the first three days since going live, according to its CEO.
Gettr is positioning itself as a platform to ‘speak up freely’ and says it will not stifle free speech, an accusation it has leveled against other social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter .
CEO Jason Miller, previously Trump’s senior adviser, has claimed that more than a million users have already signed up in a statement in which he also defended Trump’s big tech lawsuit. The lawsuit focuses on allegations that Facebook, Twitter and YouTube censored the former president and other conservatives.
His statement read: âPresident Trump has dealt a blow to the free speech entrenched in our Constitution and the unrestrained power of the social media oligarchs in Silicon Valley who routinely crack down on 1st Amendment protected speech.
Trump has correctly likened the theft of free speech to ‘driving lambs to be slaughtered’; and attacks the powerful Big Tech tycoons on the left. “
Miller added, âCensorship, blacklisting and outright cancellation are rife on giant social media platforms and often target ordinary citizens who do nothing more than exercise their given right. God to express himself.
âThis is exactly why we founded Gettr, and this is exactly why we have seen amazing growth – over a million registered users – just three days after our official launch. has a thirst for a “zero-cancellation” social media platform, not just in the United States, but in countries around the world. “
A force to be reckoned with
“Gettr takes on this role and is already a force to be reckoned with.”
Despite the fanfare of Gettr’s launch in conservative circles, the platform faced several issues shortly after it went live.
The platform has been tainted by users uploading porn images and GIFs after Gettr uploaded its first welcome message. Many users spam the post with hentai graphics (Japanese porn cartoons) and photoshopped Hillary Clinton facial images on a naked female body, according to Mother Jones.
Gettr also became the target of hackers, who allegedly obtained the email addresses and information of at least 90,000 users, while fake accounts also became a problem. The one who impersonated Donald Trump gained 23,400 followers.
The account, which promised “uncensored posts”, drew thousands of likes and shares before it was suspended from the website.
Gettr does not allow users to register as other people unless the account is managed by their social media team or another authorized person. He also reserves the right to delete an account “for any reason whatsoever”.
In the wake of the hacks and trolling, Miller said the issues were quickly resolved and Gettr was “making things happen.”
He added, “You know you shake things up when they chase you. The issue was detected and fixed within minutes, and all the intruder was able to accomplish was change a few usernames.”
News week contacted Miller for comment.