The pro-Trump social network Gettr has been flooded with terrorist propaganda just weeks after its launch, marking an early speed bump for the nascent platform.
Gettr, which was started last month by former President Trump’s campaign aide and spokesman Jason Miller, has seen a jump in posts from supporters of ISIS, including graphic content, videos of beheadings and memes of a militant executing the former president, who is shown wearing an orange jumpsuit, according to Politico.
Moustafa Ayad, an executive director at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue who first informed POLITICO of the jihadi propaganda on Gettr, said that the Islamic State has been “very quick” to exploit the app.
“On Facebook, there was on one of these accounts that I follow that is known to be Islamic State, which said, ‘Oh, Trump announced his new platform. Inshallah, all the mujahideen will exploit that platform,’ ” he said. “The next day, there were at least 15 accounts on GETTR that were Islamic State.”
Gettr was first hacked for a brief period just hours after the network launched in July.
The platform was founded mainly as a hub for conservative voices to avoid the kind of “censorship” that Trump and his allies have accused other websites like Twitter and Facebook of inflicting on Republicans, though they have presented limited evidence to support their claims. However, Gettr is just the latest platform to grapple with the spread of content from ISIS supporters.