Free speech social media platform GETTR reached over half a million signups in the two days after podcast legend Joe Rogan announced he opened an account. Rogan joined the platform, billed as a Twitter alternative, in response to Twitter’s ban on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Rogan’s recent guest, Dr. Robert Malone.
Following Rogan’s announcement to his 7.8 million Twitter followers, more than 171,000 GETTR accounts were opened on Sunday. The number doubled the following day, with more than 341,000 individuals joining the platform. GETTR reached the highest amount of new accounts Tuesday morning as over 545,000 people rushed to join the free speech platform, according to a press release.
“This is the great disruption in the social media landscape,” GETTR Chief Executive Officer Jason Miller said in a press release. “People have been looking for a new outlet for free expression, and GETTR is the destination. When Joe Rogan says that the establishment social media giants might get ‘even dumber,’ people listen and join the migration.”
Simultaneously, Twitter permanently banned Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Sunday for Covid-19 “misinformation.”
“When Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out rioters on Twitter, and Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics, Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” the congresswoman wrote on GETTR following the ban.
“That’s fine,” she continued, “I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.”