After its 4th of July launch and after attracting more than 500,000 people to sign up, the new social media platform Gettr’, brainchild of Trump ex-spokesman Jason Miller, was briefly targeted by hackers, Reuters reported, citing Miller.
Miller’s e-mailed statement says hat the problem was detected and sealed in a matter of minutes, and all the intruder was able to accomplish was to change a few user names, and added that, in the meantime, the intrusion has been rectified and verified Gettr accounts of prominent Republicans appear to be reinstated.
Several screenshots were posted online, showing some of the top Gettr profiles, including those of former State Secretary Mike Pompeo, Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene, and Miller himself, that were altered to read “JubaBaghdad was here, follow me in twitter :)”.
With its posts and trending topics, GETTR looks like a Twitter-style platform, but, according to Miller, would challenge Big Tech and mainstream media platforms- including Twitter and Facebook- as a non-bias social network for people all over the world.
Miller explained that with GETTR, users will get back their freedom of speech and have a superior product at the same time. The involvement of Donald Trump- who remains banned from mainstream social media platforms- in Gettr is still unclear although many media outlets have associated the new platform with the Republicans.
He does not appear to have a verified Gettr account although Miller told Fox News earlier this week he hoped Trump would join but that he is considering a number of options.