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So GETTR is no better than Parler

I am sure you’ve heard of Twitter clone GETTR.  I was suspicious from the start, given that they have an app in the App Store – if there’s an app in Apple’s censorious App Store, then they’re probably compromised.  And, of course, I was right.

GETTR Repeatedly Bans America First Streamer for No Reason, Refuses to Explain

Alt-Tech America First streamer Nick Fuentes has been repeatedly banned from GETTR, the platform ran by former Trump advisor Jason Miller, for seemingly no reason. Fuentes, the host of the popular nightly show “America First,” was initially banned from GETTR, a supposed free speech alternative to Twitter, at the end of last month.

I am not this super big huge fan of Nick Fuentes, but that doesn’t make this any less concerning.  Nick Fuentes is, I guess you could say, not some limp-wristed RINO or anything like that.  He might have some critical things to say about certain protected groups, and of course, to appease Big Tech, people like him have to go.  GETTR also does not like it when you question the things they do:

GETTR Shadow Bans Reporter Who Queried Ban of America First Streamer, Has ‘Nothing More to Say’

Tech Elijah Schaffer, the Blaze reporter who queried the GETTR ban of America First streamer Nick Fuentes has been shadowbanned on the platform. As National File previously reported, Nick Fuentes, the host of popular nightly show America First, was permanently banned from GETTR last month for seemingly no reason: Fuentes attempted to rejoin the platform multiple times on Tuesday evening, but was banned shortly after each time, even as viewers watched on his live stream.

 

So basically, if you search for Elijah Schaeffer on GETTR, you get no results, even though he has an account there.  Could be that their search engine is crap, I dunno.

I also, stupidly, have an account there, and I tried making a post with just “groyper” and they will not allow me to post it.  So I can confirm that this term is banned.

GETTR has been in the news – well, conservative news anyway – because podcaster Joe Rogan recently joined, thinking they were less censor-happy than Twitter.  And, of course, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was recently banned from Twitter for telling the truth about COVID so she recommended everyone go to GETTR.

Gab, Brighteon Social and Bastyon are the only microblogging social networks I recommend right now, and none of them have apps on the App Store (Brighteon Social is a Mastodon instance, so you can use it with any Mastodon app).  Once again, if a given site or service has an app in Apple’s App Store, it is immediately suspicious and subject to Apple’s ridiculous content policies.

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