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.
Gettr, which is still in its infancy, appears to have a few thousand users, according to follower counts of some of the more prominent, suggested accounts. Many users, however, appear anonymous, lacking much profile information. The app looks like Twitter, with a scrolling news feed with a small pencil at the bottom for users to compose a message.
It has a search function and like Twitter, a trending topics function. While a quick scroll through the accounts suggests patterns pro-conservatism, there’s no obvious suggestion that the app is built by Trump allies. Many of the more prominent suggested accounts, including a general news account called “Daily News” appear to have been created in May of this year.
Trump’s team, via Jason Miller, has launched a new social media platform, called GETTR, and is calling it a alternative site that promotes “common sense.” (let me know when you stop laughing.) I will not link to it-that would only help promote it.
Also, GET HER??? REALLY???
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) July 1, 2021
— Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) July 1, 2021
The top “popular user” in this handout photo from Gettr, the Trump-team Twitter clone, comes from a Kazakhstan-based photographer (@aionyhaust) on a stock-image site https://t.co/lXzUUfkB4T pic.twitter.com/yjrdxEEMVL
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) July 1, 2021
Trumps Gettr website didn’t just copy old Twitter posts it hotlinks to Twitter images! pic.twitter.com/848G6zTXuS
— zedster (@z3dster) July 1, 2021
As in GETTR by the pussy? https://t.co/PghLZbFRPQ
— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) July 1, 2021
“N**ger, let’s get it trending.”
“Gassing the k*kes …for an all-white nation.”
Donald Trump’s GETTR just launched today, but the Nazis already feel right at home. pic.twitter.com/coG3YU3c3u
— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) July 1, 2021
ITS FINALLY HERE! The social media app we have all been waiting for!
Sign up NOW for early access to GETTR—a new social media platform created by Trump Advisor @JasonMillerinDC. https://t.co/jEnuErL0WN
— Liz Willis (@LizWillis_) July 1, 2021
Wow! Hurry up and sign up now because totally real person Cameron Miily and completely real person Target Miily are already on Gettr pic.twitter.com/SG3w9958pH
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) July 1, 2021
“GETTR,” new world wide home page introduced by would-be abortionist and Donald Trump lackey Jason Miller, expected to prove effective at separating troglodytes and online misfits from healthy society.
In DPRK, such socially poisonous elements are reformed through joyful labour. pic.twitter.com/89vPw6WBli
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) July 1, 2021