Internet Has a Lot of Thoughts on GETTR, Team Trump's New Social Media Platform

Former Trump adviser Jason Miller announced on Thursday that he is launching a new social media platform called GETTR.

As reported by Politico, the app's mission statement reads: "Fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas."

Though the site won't officially launch until July 4, those online already have a lot of thoughts on the platform.

Since being banned from Twitter on January 8, 2020—with Facebook quickly following suit—former President Donald Trump and his team have been vocal about wanting to create their own platform.

In March, Miller told Fox News that the former president would return to social media on his new platform in the coming months. And in a Fox interview Thursday, Miller announced that GETTR was ready and would be available to download on July 4.

"This ties in with Independence Day," Miller told Fox News. "Independent from social media monopolies, independent from cancel culture; embracing free speech—our launch on Sunday is very much intentional."

Of course, netizens had a lot to say regarding the announcement, and reactions ranged from supportive and excited, to wary and critical.

Most people were hung up on the platform's name, arguing that it sounds similar to "get her."

"You get the feeling Trump was watching Larry the cable guy and was like... Get er done? Get her Don? GETTR! BRILLIANT!" said one Twitter user.

You get the feeling Trump was watching Larry the cable guy and was like... Get er done? Get her Don? GETTR! BRILLIANT! 🤣 #GETTR #GetHer pic.twitter.com/moDCaBWin9

— Ray Bustos (@BigRay541) July 2, 2021

According to Miller via Fox News, the app's name is derived from the idea of "getting together." But that wasn't obvious to many online. Some thought the name was meant as a jab to Hillary Clinton.

"GETTR?! Was LCKHRUP taken?" asked one Twitter user.

"Does it mean 'Get Her?'" asked another. "Back to Hillary are they?"

Really catchy name 🙄 #GETTR
Does it mean “Get Her” ? Back to Hillary are they ?

— John B. (@Rigel9000) July 1, 2021

Many critics were already writing the headline that would appear if the app were to fail.

"And when it inevitably fails we can look forward to the headline GETTR DONE," tweeted author Benjamin Dreyer.

and when it inevitably fails we can look forward to the headline GETTR DONE https://t.co/8qHLGzp1ZQ

— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) July 1, 2021

Of course, many supported the app, and though it won't officially launch until Sunday, people have already started to create accounts.

"#GETTR looks very clean, very smooth, similar layout as Twitter but with free speech!" said one supporter on Twitter. "Go get yourself an account and find me there!"

#GETTR looks very clean, very smooth, similar layout as Twitter but with free speech!

Go get yourself an account and find me there! 💪 🇺🇸

— DJ Freedom Rockets 🚀 (@DJFreedomRocket) July 1, 2021

"At last a platform where free speech is encouraged," artist Jennie Matthias said. "Nice one President Trump, exactly what we need in these days of censorship."

At last a platform where free speech is encouraged, Nice one President Trump, exactly what we need in these days of censorshiphttps://t.co/Ks2Cu5vitI

— JENNIE MATTHIAS (@REDTREASURE) July 2, 2021

Hundreds of others shared that they were in the process of signing up for an account Friday morning.

It is unclear if Trump has any involvement with the platform, or if he will even join. Miller told Fox that they've reserved the username realDonaldTrump in the hopes he will decide to participate.

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The internet went wild on Thursday discussing GETTR, team Trump's new social media platform that will be launched on July 4 by former Trump adviser Jason Miller. Urupong/iStock