Joe Rogan leads move to GETTR

Joe Rogan leads move to GETTR after Twitter bans Dr. Robert Malone, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

joe rogan Jan 6, 2022

Rogan's move comes after Twitter banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Dr. Robert Malone for COVID-19 'misinformation'.

Podcast titan Joe Rogan opened a GETTR account Sunday and encouraged 7.8 million Twitter followers to join him on the alternative social media app.

"Just in case sh-t over at Twitter gets even dumber, I’m here now as well," Rogan wrote on GETTR. "Rejoice!"

"GETTR" trended on Twitter throughout Sunday afternoon as users reacted to Rogan's tweet about GETTR, with many apparently taking his advice and opening an account.

Rogan's move to GETTR came on the same day that Twitter permanently banned the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., for spreading what the social media company deemed COVID-19 "misinformation."

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks to reporters about being temporarily suspended from Twitter for tweets that violated the social media's misinformation policy on COVID-19 from her office in Longworth House Office Building in Washington, U.S. (Reuters/Elizabeth Frantz / Reuters)

Last week, Twitter also banned Dr. Robert Malone days before he appeared on Joe Rogan's podcast #1757 to discuss the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. Malone, a contributor to mRNA vaccine technology, also opened a GETTR account.

GETTR was launched July 4 by former Trump adviser Jason Miller, who told Fox News in an interview at the time that he wanted the social media app to be "independent from social media monopolies, independent from cancel culture; embracing free speech."

"It’s been nothing short of phenomenal," Miller told FOX Business in an interview after the app surpassed 1 million downloads in its first days. "It's the fastest-ever social media platform to reach 1 million users – which we were able to do just three days after launch."

Jason Miller, communications director for the Trump transition team, and CEO of GETTR. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images / Getty Images)

"The platform is growing, and it's really exciting when you look at some of these different platforms, just how long it took them to reach 1 million users," Miller said, noting Facebook reached its 1 million user goal within its first year, and Twitter did not reach 1 million users until nearly 24 months after its launch.

"It took us three days," Miller said. "I think what this shows is just the appetite that is there for a platform that doesn’t censor for political beliefs."

Fox News' Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

By Jon Brown

Joe Rogan
Stand up comic/mixed martial arts fanatic/psychedelic adventurer Host of The Joe Rogan Experience #FreakParty http://www.facebook.com/JOEROGAN
Follow Joe Rogan on GETTR
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Inventor of mRNA vaccines and RNA as a drug. Scientist. Physician. Bench to Bedside vaccines and biologics consulting.
Follow Dr. Robert Malone on GETTR
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random rants.
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Is Gettr tied to the anti-CCP movement?

Gettr, officially launched July 4 by former Donald Trump spokesman Jason Miller, reportedly has financial ties to exiled Chinese billionaire and Steve Bannon associate Guo Wengui.

First Draft’s research has found a number of other signs that indicate links between the Guo-led anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Himalaya movement and Gettr. Prior to the platform’s launch, Guo ran a similar platform called Getter to communicate with his followers and promote anti-CCP rhetoric. Getter’s development traces back to at least June 2020; it started as part of GTV, a YouTube-like video site tied to the Himalaya group. Following Gettr’s launch, there were calls within the Himalaya movement’s private communication channels for mass flagging campaigns of problematic accounts, including Donald Trump imposters. Some users then noticed that certain profiles on Gettr had been suspended, a sign Himalaya is trying to influence the platform’s content moderation decisions.

Guo Wengui and Steve Bannon at a news conference in New York in November 2018. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Gettr, officially launched July 4 by former Donald Trump spokesman Jason Miller, reportedly has financial ties to exiled Chinese billionaire and Steve Bannon associate Guo Wengui.

First Draft’s research has found a number of other signs that indicate links between the Guo-led anti-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Himalaya movement and Gettr. Prior to the platform’s launch, Guo ran a similar platform called Getter to communicate with his followers and promote anti-CCP rhetoric. Getter’s development traces back to at least June 2020; it started as part of GTV, a YouTube-like video site tied to the Himalaya group. Following Gettr’s launch, there were calls within the Himalaya movement’s private communication channels for mass flagging campaigns of problematic accounts, including Donald Trump imposters. Some users then noticed that certain profiles on Gettr had been suspended, a sign Himalaya is trying to influence the platform’s content moderation decisions.

Accounts purported to represent Gettr were also established in the past couple of months on Facebook, Gab, Instagram, Quora, Reddit, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube. Some of these accounts were recently repurposed from promoting Himalaya-related content to that about Gettr, including one video that celebrates the one-year anniversary of the New Federal State of China — another name for the Himalaya movement.

One hashtag that gained traction after Gettr’s launch was #TakeDowntheCCP, used by Himalaya supporters to push anti-CCP rhetoric, including the unproven lab-leak theory. One post blamed China’s “internet water army” and ”wumao,” or ghostwriters, for the pornographic images and GIFs that have flooded Gettr. And yesterday, Guo accused the CCP of orchestrating the July 4 hack on Gettr. A Business Insider interview with the account that claims to be behind the hack said he did it “just for fun”; there’s no indication of links to the CCP.

Meanwhile, a flood of positive reviews about Gettr on the App Store and Google Play Store suggests ties to the Himalaya movement. The majority of positive reviews either display anti-CCP messages that echo Himalaya’s call to “take down the CCP” or come from known aliases of major Himalaya figures. The movement’s supporters claim that negative reviews have come from the CCP or CCP supporters. — Stevie Zhang, Esther Chan

By First Draft News

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