Former President Donald Trump’s former senior advisor, Jason Miller, is seeing great success with his new social media platform, known as GETTR.
According to the Washington Examiner, the new social platform has experienced massive growth in under two weeks — to the tune of registering over 1.5 million users in just 11 days.
Miller noted that GETTR hit the 1.5 million user mark in record time, faster than any of the Big Tech sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The platform was launched during the July 4 weekend, symbolically marking independence from the Big Tech censorship that many seem to experience.
The former Trump adviser’s confidence in the platform’s future was apparent when he stated: “We’re just starting.”
“Substantial growth” incoming
Pollster Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, following a recent poll, concluded: “Despite [the] low level of awareness, new platform GETTR has high conversion rate and has an opportunity for substantial growth.”
Currently, the pollster found that only about 15% of Republicans are aware of GETTR’s existence. Of that small group, only a fraction have joined, and as the poll revealed, only 8% plan on joining. According to the pollster, that equates to “2 out of 3 GOPers” joining GETTR.
The results were similar when only Trump-voting Republicans were considered. Of that particular group, 20% have heard of GETTR, 3% have joined, and 15% plan to join. In that group, the conversion rate is three out of every four Trump voters.
If those percentages hold up as more Republicans and Trump supporters learn about GETTR, it’s not a stretch to presume that GETTR’s growth will skyrocket.
“A direct challenge”
As Miller said when he launched the platform, “GETTR is a direct challenge to the social media oligarchs from Silicon Valley.” A notable difference is that, in Miller’s words, GETTR “will not cancel people for their political opinions.”
For months, Republicans have argued that Big Tech has unfairly targeted their posts. Big Tech’s censorship was crystal clear to many during events such as the 2020 presidential election, the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and especially the COVID-19 pandemic.
GETTR does have a moderator filter that targets hate, pornography, and threats, but it hasn’t censored anyone for expressing various political viewpoints. The platform has similarities with Twitter, but it allows users to post messages of 777 characters, as well as upload videos.
GETTR appears to have a very bright future, but what remains to be seen is if the former president decides to formally join the platform, which is still an unanswered question. As the Washington Examiner previously reported, Trump is currently leading a class-action lawsuit against Big Tech social platforms over their censorship of him and others.