Traditional Big Tech companies like Twitter have gained a reputation for censoring dissenting voices, particularly if they come from the right.
In response, podcast star Joe Rogan announced this past Sunday that he’s launching a preemptive strike by getting set up on another platform, the Washington Examiner reports.
Rogan informed his nearly eight million Twitter followers on Sunday that he will launch his platform on GETTR, a recently-launched, conservative-friendly platform, and implored his followers to join him in making the move.
He followed his initial announcement with another message on GETTR, declaring, “Just in case s–t over at Twitter gets even dumber, I’m here now as well. Rejoice!”
The Daily Wire noted that Rogan’s move came just days after Twitter decided to remove Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R).
Greene said that she had been kicked off the platform for questioning the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, a fact that Twitter later confirmed in a statement sent to The Hill.
“We permanently suspended the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” the statement read.
The statement added: “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
Twitter’s double standard
Greene did not take her removal quietly and instead pointed out how inconsistent Twitter has been when deciding who to silence and for what reasons.
“Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out Black Lives Matter terrorists on Twitter, CNN and the rest of the Democrat Propaganda Media can spread Russia collusion lies, and just yesterday the Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani, but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics,” Greene argued in a GETTR post.
The Republican lawmaker didn’t stop there, going on to assert that “Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth.”
GETTR was unveiled last year by former Trump adviser Jason Miller, who told Fox Business that the company had been able to attract over one million new users within three days of its initial launch.