Sticking to the schedule of launching on the 4th of July, Jason Miller introduced the new social media app “Gettr”, as an answer to the “woke tyranny of tech giants”.
The app which went live at 10 AM on Sunday, met a glitch as it was briefly hacked by a cyber-intruder who altered certain profiles, including those of Pompeo and Miller himself, to read: “JubaBaghdad was here, follow me in Twitter :)”. Salon staff writer Zachary Petrizzo posted images of the hacked accounts on Twitter.
The problem was resolved in a matter of minutes and the launch saw a “tremendous success,” with nearly one million new users in dozens of countries.
GETTR is a direct challenge to the social media oligarchs from Silicon Valley, and what better day to declare independence from their woke tyranny than July 4th?” Miller said in a statement. “GETTR is the marketplace of ideas. We will not cancel people for their political opinions, and GETTR offers far more features and better technology than anything else out there.”
He added that “Users won’t have to choose between conservative-leaning platforms with inferior technology and slicker liberal Apps that crush their freedom of expression. With GETTR, they’ll get back their freedom of speech and have a superior product at the same time.”
The app, which resembles Twitter, features the ability to post longer messages (up to 777 characters) and videos (up to three minutes).