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‘Team Trump’ launched its alternative social media site to fanfare. It looks like it’s already failed

By abc.net.au , in World News , at July 6, 2021 Tags: , ,


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It was billed as “Team Trump’s” answer to the problem of getting booted off mainstream social media — a digital platform where inciting a mob to storm a national government building would not be a bannable offence.

But one week in and it seems that answer is more elusive than ever before.

Gettr (pronounced Getter) would be a “marketplace of ideas” free from “woke tyranny” where no-one would be banned for their views, its creators said, when launching the site last week.

It’s since been flooded with so many imposter accounts, porn and anti-conservative memes that its stewards have done something they’d set out to subvert: censor.



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