The Daily Beast reports:
A new social media network led by Donald Trump adviser Jason Miller is backed by a fugitive Chinese billionaire who once invited Steve Bannon to live on his yacht.
What’s not made clear to Gettr’s new users is that the site received initial funding from a foundation owned by Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and his family. In an interview with The Daily Beast on Thursday, Miller said Guo’s “family foundation” provided Gettr with early funding.
“Some of the initial seed money has come from his family foundation,” Miller said of Guo, who also goes by the name Miles Kwok.
Read the full article.
Despite Miller’s claim, it looks like Gettr is entirely Guo’s project as it has been promoted for weeks on multiple websites associated with him.
As I’ve previously reported, Guo’s flotilla of sites spreads QAnon claims and anti-vax COVID disinformation.
Before Bannon’s arrest on Guo’s yacht, the pair made news when they hired half a dozen banner planes to fly anti-China messages around the Statue of Liberty.
Bannon and Guo claim to be operating a Chinese government-in-exile they’re calling the New Federal State of China.
In October, Guo was accused of sending operatives to threaten competing Chinese dissidents in the US.
NEW: “Gettr,” the new social media network led by Donald Trump adviser Jason Miller, is backed by a fugitive Chinese billionaire who once invited Steve Bannon to live on his yacht https://t.co/BRfVqYCMwF
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 1, 2021