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New social media app reportedly has ties to Trump administration

The network, called Gettr, has a look similar to Twitter's.

Will GETTR take off

Ex-President Donald Trump's former spokesperson Jason Miller is heading up Gettr, a new Twitter-like social media platform that launched Thursday, says a report by Politico. 

The platform calls itself a "non-bias social network for people all over the world" and has apps in the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. It has a look similar to Twitter's and the same features as that social network, such as a trending section and the ability for users to follow other accounts, like posts and upload pictures and videos. 

An example of the GETTR app

The Gettr app.


Though the What's New section of the app's description on both Google Play and the App Store touts the app's "initial launch," there are posts on Gettr that go back to 2015. Several posts from right-wing media network Newsmax are dated April 15, 2015. Tim Murtaugh, former Trump 2020 campaign communications director, also has posts on Gettr that go back a ways, to 2019

This past March, Miller told Fox News that the former president would return with his own social media platform in "two or three months." Trump did start his own official blog in May, but he shut it down one month later. Trump has been banned by both Twitter and Facebook since the deadly US Capitol Hill riot in January.

Gettr didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.