Jason Miller Slams Politico After Leftist Media Dogpile Free Speech Platform GETTR

August 2nd, 2021 3:31 PM

GETTR CEO Jason Miller fired back against Politico after the media outlet launched an attack against his new platform claiming that it is a hotbed for terrorist activity.

Politico reported that free speech alternative platform GETTR was “inundated with terrorist propaganda spread by supporters of Islamic State.” The liberal media outlet further reported that GETTR “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 [former President Donald] Trump in an orange jumpsuit similar to those used in Guantanamo Bay.” The story ended with a statement that Politico reportedly obtained from Miller. However, the GETTR executive said that Politico is “refusing to print [his statement] in its entirety.”

In his response on GETTR, Miller attacked ISIS and called out Politico for its reporting: 

“ISIS is trying to attack the MAGA movement because President Trump wiped them off the face of the earth, destroying the Caliphate in less than 18 months, and the only ISIS members still alive are keyboard warriors hiding in caves and eating dirt cookies. Buried beneath a misleading and inflammatory headline, however, even Politico acknowledges GETTR has a robust and proactive moderation system that removes prohibited content, maximizing both cutting-edge A.I. technology and human moderation.”

Politico’s hit piece against GETTR was headlined, “Jihadists flood pro-Trump social network with propaganda.” Several other media outlets also dogpiled GETTR and appeared to gleefully cover the story. Business Insider published a piece headlined, “GETTR founder Jason Miller calls ISIS sympathizers on his pro-Trump social media platform 'keyboard warriors.'” The Daily Dot alleged that GETTR “has been plagued with issues since it launched.” And The Daily Beast claimed, without evidence, that GETTR “has struggled to gain much traction.” Meanwhile, the Washington Examiner previously reported that GETTR passed “1.5 million users in just 11 days.”

Contrary to The Daily Beast’s claim, several prominent personalities have joined the platform. A few names who have joined GETTR include actress Gina Carano, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and liberal tech reporter Kara Swisher. Miller launched his platform on Independence Day after at least 10 Big Tech platforms, including social media giants Facebook and Twitter, suspended Trump in January. 

Other prominent conservatives have also launched free speech alternative platforms in recent months. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell kickstarted a new platform called “Frank” after Twitter banned him in January. One America News Network launched the social media platform FreeTalk45 in July. And PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance made investments in the video-sharing platform Rumble.

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