GETTR, the pro-Trump social network that prides itself on not censoring users’ free speech, has been beset by a host of problems since its June launch. First, the new user sign-up interface was busted. Then it was flooded with pornographic images and GIFs. Users spammed the platform’s first post with graphic hentai videos and images of Hillary Clinton’s face photoshopped onto a woman’s naked body.
Jason Miller, who founded the platform and was formerly a spokesperson to twice-impeached one-term former president Donald Trump, had his page taken over, while the accounts of Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Harlan Hill, Sean Parnell, and the pro-Trump broadcaster Newsmax were also hacked.
Now, the technological geniuses who are the GETTR “brain” trust are scrambling to stop the site from continuing to be flooded with terrorist propaganda by supporters of the Islamic State. A Politico review of the site found that it features reams of jihadi-related material, including graphic videos of beheadings, viral memes that promote violence against the West and even memes of a militant executing Trump in an orange jumpsuit similar to those used in Guantanamo Bay.
GETTR claims that the Politico “hit piece” was funded by “Big Tech Giants,” a false claim unsupported by any evidence.
Once Trump and some of his conspiracy theory spreading and flat out lying buddies were kicked off mainstream social media, Trump and his MAGAt crowd began looking for other, non-censored ways to communicate. In other words, Trump supporters’ search for secure communications platform showed America’s terrorist enemies right in through the front door.
In response to questions about jihadi material being shared on GETTR, Miller shrugged it off. “The only ISIS members still alive are keyboard warriors hiding in caves and eating dirt cookies,” he said in a text message to Politico.