Jason Miller, a former spokesperson for Donald Trump, has launched a new social media network called GETTR, which will directly challenge “social media monopolies” and battle “cancel culture.”
The app quietly went live in mid-June and there have been approximately a thousand downloads thus far across platform stores such as Google and Apple, according to Politico, without much advertisement. The platform will be officially launched on July 4, Miller tweeted on Thursday.
Advertised as “fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas,” the platform is meant to be an alternative to Big Tech sites for the MAGA crowd.
Users describe it as similar in function to Twitter, which was just one of many social media platforms to boot Trump from their service following the January 6 Capitol riot.
Like Twitter, GETTR includes feeds by individual users, a search function, and a sidebar on which trending topics are listed.