The website called GETTR will serve as an alternative social media platform against Big Tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook
The site was quietly released on Thursday and the app will be ready on July 4th
Former President Donald Trump’s spokesperson Jason Miller has led the charge in starting a new social media site that promotes free speech and will compete against big social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. The website was silently released on Thursday and the app will be ready on Sunday, July 4th.
The mission statement for the new website called GETTR promotes itself as, “fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas.”
Jason Miller who was former President Trump’s spokesperson has been in charge of creating and starting the platform, and it is unknown if Trump is involved with the project. When asked if Trump will have an account, someone involved with the project stated that the former president is welcome to use the platform and it is his own decision if he decides to do so.
“The former president is going to make his own decision, it’s certainly there and ready for him should he make the decision – we would welcome that. There is an account reserved for him and waiting for him but that’s a decision for him to make.”
GETTR, a combination of the phrase “Getting Together,” will allow posts up to 777 characters and videos that are three minutes long. Users will be able to live stream and will allow information to be transformed from your Twitter account to your GETTR account, including followers.
GETTR is rated “M” for mature on the app store and will be officially released on Sunday, July 4th.
Former President Donald Trump was kicked off of Twitter permanently and suspended from Facebook for two years. Twitter removed Trump on January 8th stating that he was suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” referring to the insurrection on January 6th. Facebook suspended Trump’s account for two years on June 4th of this year.