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The Problem With Starting a ‘Pro-Free Speech’ Social Media App

GETTR, a social media platform launched by former Donald Trump spokesperson Jason Miller, has been catching heat for banning right-wingers.

SO WHAT

In billing itself as an anti-censorship alternative to Twitter, GETTR is starting to run into the same problems as its rival.

WHAT HAPPENED

BlazeTV host Elijah Schaffer tweeted a complaint about GETTR Wednesday, claiming the site was more censorious than Twitter.

Schaffer’s remarks came days after mega-popular podcast host Joe Rogan announced he’d joined GETTR “[j]ust in case sh*t over at Twitter gets even dumber.”

  • According to Schaffer, GETTR “shadowbanned” him after he privately questioned the company about its decision to give the boot to Nick Fuentes, a controversial right-wing influencer who has faced accusations of white nationalism and anti-semitism.
  • Miller “has been on record many times talking about how [GETTR does] not tolerate hate speech, racism, discrimination, or recruiting for white nationalism causes,” GETTR responded, per a screenshot shared by Shaffer.
  • Other users said GETTR was censoring the word “groyper,” a term used by Fuentes and his cohort.

GETTR has described itself as: “A brand new social media platform founded on the principles of free speech, independent thought and rejecting political censorship and ‘cancel culture.'”

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