Marjorie Taylor Greene Gets Gab, Gettr Boost After Twitter Ban—Way Down Overall

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's calls for her supporters to flock to right-wing social media platforms after her personal account was permanently suspended appear to be having some effect.

The Republican congresswoman urged people to ditch Twitter and join conservative network Gettr and the controversial "free speech" social media site Gab in protest at her being banned from the site.

According to the internet archive website the WayBack Machine, since Greene was suspended from Twitter on January 2, the Georgia congresswoman has gained 44,600 followers on Gab, as well as around 23,600 followers on Gettr, amounting to more than 68,000 new social media followers overall.

In a statement, Twitter confirmed it had suspended Greene's personal account where she had more than 460,000 followers for "repeated violations" of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

Soon afterwards, Greene called on "every Republican to LEAVE Twitter!" in a post on Gettr. Greene added that "truth is under attack and so are our Republican Conservative values" and claimed her suspension is the latest example of Twitter censoring right-wing voices.

Greene also described Twitter as a "disgrace to democracy" during an appearance on Newsmax on January 4, noting how former president Donald Trump was also permanently banned from the platform after the January 6 attack on the Capitol over fears he would incite his followers to commit more violence.

"I am calling for everyone to leave Twitter because the best way to end someone's power or this big tech's overlord power is by leaving their platform and not being willing to participate in their authoritarian control," Greene said.

Twitter did not suspend Greene's other less frequently used account, @RepMTG, which has more than 404,000 followers, up from nearly 390,000 on January 2.

In fact, Greene returned to Twitter just days after calling for others to leave in protest in order to promote media appearances she made with Florida rep. Matt Gaetz on the one-year anniversary of the January 6 attack using her @RepMTG account.

On January 3, Gettr issued a press release announcing that the free speech platform which "fights cancel culture" had seen more than 171,000 people join the network in one day—the biggest single day sign ups since it launched on July 4.

The statement cites Greene's suspension from Twitter, as well as hugely popular podcast host Joe Rogan and a host of conservative figures joining the network for the "fresh flurry" of new users.

"Big Tech is censoring itself into irrelevance. It's clear deplatforming President Trump was just the beginning in their war on free speech and now they're coming for anyone who doesn't conform to their worldview," Gettr Chief Executive Officer Jason Miller, a former adviser for Trump, said in a statement.

"The incredible growth we are experiencing at Gettr is proof that people are waking up to this dangerous reality and are hungry for an alternative which protects freedom of expression. Silicon Valley is officially on notice: Gettr is better!"

It is reported that in a few weeks, both Gettr and Gab will soon have to compete with another new rival as Trump's "Truth Social" platform is reported to launch.

The former president, who does not have an account on Gettr or Gab, first announced in October plans to launch Truth Social after he was banned from all major social media sites. According to a listing on Apple's App Store, the platform will go live for iOS on February 21—President's Day.

It is unclear how exactly Truth Social will look or operate.

According to screenshots from the App Store, the design appears to look very similar in design to Twitter. The app describes itself as a "Big Tent" social media platform that encourages an "open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology."

Greene has been contacted for comment.

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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, speaks about what she says happened during the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 6, 2022, on the first anniversary of the attack. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images