For the majority of his presidency, Twiter allowed Donald Trump to ignore the site’s terms and conditions. Following the insurrection last January, though, the website had finally had enough. Trump was given a lifetime ban, cutting him off from tens of millions of followers.
Trump as well as his hangers-on clearly see an opportunity to create a Conservative alternative to Twitter. Parler is owned by Republican super-donor Rebekah Mercer. Trump just hired Devin Nunes to run his site, Truth Social. And Jason Miller is the mind behind Gettr.
Gettr has come under fire for banning users despite being billed as a free speech site. Miller recently stumbled to explain why the site had banned white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Fuentes was barred from the site on Monday and asked via his Telegram account, “What is the point of a free-speech alternative to Twitter…that doesn’t even honor free speech?”
Miller was also probed about the move during an appearance on Tim Pool’s podcast. The host asked, “Bro, I don’t think you’ve got an argument here, man. It sounds like complete bullsh*t. So it’s really difficult for me to like, to understand exactly what he did wrong. The issue for me is that when I asked you, you don’t seem to know either.”
The former Trump spokesperson mumbled through his answers while Pool talked over him. Watch a clip of the interview below:
Checked in on Jason Miller’s right-wing media tour to promote Gettr – and things aren't going well. pic.twitter.com/A8Hv2AhQbN
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) January 20, 2022
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