The pro-Trump social network GETTR is inundated with terrorist propaganda spread by supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS). According to a new report by Politico, GETTR is now a hotbed of pro-ISIS and jihadist content, including graphic videos of beheadings and other jihadist and terroristic content. But that doesn’t seem to be a problem for former Donald Trump spokesman Jason Miller, founder of the platform.
Experts told Politico that extremists expressing support for ISIS and other groups have taken advantage of GETTR’s permissive policies and relatively lax content moderation to spread violent and pro-terrorist content.
However, Miller has dismissed a spike in ISIS sympathizers on the platform as ‘”keyboard warriors hiding in caves and eating dirt cookies,” Business insider reports.
Miller told Insider in a statement he believes ISIS-supportive posters have flocked to the platform to post anti-Western content because Trump “wiped them off the face of the earth.”
“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,” Miller’s statement said.
In his statement, Miller also accused Politico’s report as “misleading and inflammatory” while defending GETTR’s content moderation practices “as robust and proactive.”
As noted by Insider, GETTR has also been plagued with a security breach that resulted in accounts of high-profile users, including Miller himself, being hacked shortly after its early July launch and trouble with rampant spread of pornographic material on the platform.
Donald Trump has tried various ways to get back on social media after being banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram in the wake of the January 6 Capitol insurrection. Trump is permanently suspended from Twitter, and will be suspended from Facebook and Instagram for at least the next two years.
This spring, Trump was forced to shut down his blog “From the Desk of Donald Trump,” due to low readership and relentless mockery over the site’s low traffic and engagement.