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Former Trump Aide Jason Miller Launches Twitter Rival Called Gettr

The new release comes weeks after the former president’s blog was taken down in June

Donald Trump’s team on Thursday launched a new social media platform called Gettr, which is pitching itself as an alternative to Big Tech platforms like Twitter that have banned the former president.

Former Trump aide Jason Miller is heading up the new venture, Politico reported. Trump, who was kicked off Twitter and was suspended from Facebook following the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, has been seeking alternative platforms to engage with his audience.

In June, he also shut down his blog “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” just one month after launching.

According the app’s site, Gettr’s mission is “Fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies, and creating a true marketplace of ideas.” Some trending items on the app included tags #trump, #nra and #unrestrictedbioweapon.

The platform looks similar to Twitter and went live on the Google and Apple app stores in June and updated on Wednesday. So far, there have roughly 1,000 downloads in each store.