Former advisor to ex-President Donald Trump, Jason Miller, has launched a new social networking platform to declare “independence” from big tech and focus on free speech, according to The Western Journal.
GETTR will officially launch on Sunday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m., but the platform is already available in app stores in the beta or testing stage, meaning users can already sign up for an account.
Miller has been close to Trump, and his recent resignation from his job as spokesman for the Trump Team is tied to his stewardship of this new platform. For his part, Trump has not yet revealed whether or not he is personally involved in this new project.
The former consultant told Fox News: “realDonaldTrump is waiting for him and ready to go.”
“We certainly hope President Trump will join the platform, but I’ll leave it to him to make decisions on what he’s doing,” Miller said, adding that GETTR is “creating a community here not just for conservatives but for folks from all political affiliations around the world to join.”
Miller also clarified to Fox News that Trump is not funding the platform in any way.
“I hope he joins, but President Trump has a number of different options he’s considering,” Miller added.
That the platform is being launched on July 4th, America’s Independence Day, is not random, but was intentional.
“This ties in with Independence Day,” Miller said. “Independent from social media monopolies, independent from cancel culture; embracing free speech—our launch on Sunday is very much intentional.”
According to reports, the platform is structured similarly to Twitter.
GETTR will allow users to post longer messages with up to 777 characters. Miller said GETTR will also allow users to post “clearer images,” post videos up to three minutes long and have the ability to edit videos within the application.
Miller also told Fox News that GETTR will have a live streaming option, as well as an option for users to donate to political candidates.
Big Tech like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram has blocked Trump from their platforms—even though he had tens of millions of followers—so the launch of a new social network that doesn’t censor conservative voices has long been expected.
“From My Desk,” a blog where Trump used to write his statements, shut down in early June, when Miller hinted that the former president might soon return on a new social network.
“It was just auxiliary to the broader efforts we have and are working on,” Miller told CNBC by email.
“Hoping to have more information on the broader efforts soon, but I do not have a precise awareness of timing,” Miller added.
This new platform comes at a time when Trump and the MAGA movement are gaining new prominence. The rallies are back, and soon there will also be news from the 2020 election forensic audit conducted in Maricopa, Arizona’s largest county.
Trump’s oratory and convening power are unprecedented in the U.S., and people want to listen to him, despite all the efforts of the establishment and big tech to cancel him.