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Spanish-language sign-ups to Gettr have exploded 571% percent since January 1st amid growing opposition to the widespread censorship practiced by companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google.
Data obtained by El American shows a massive rise in sign-ups across Spain and Latin America, with the platform also boasting the presence of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and many of his supporters.
“More than 545,000 people signed up for GETTR after podcaster Joe Rogan announced he was joining our platform on Sunday, making this the biggest boost for our platform since we launched on July 4th,” GETTR CEO Jason Miller told El American.
“Not only that, Spanish-language GETTR users also exploded by 571%,” he continued. “We are very excited by the huge interest in our platform from Latin America and cannot wait to bring our fight for free speech to the region very soon.”
The platform brought in a total of 171,629 new users on Sunday, with major figures including journalist Andy Ngô, political commentator Dave Rubin, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, and the famed psychologist and author Professor Jordan Peterson.
The rise in sign-ups followed Twitter’s decision to permanently suspend the account of Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) over supposed violations of the company’s COVID-19 policies. YouTube also censored Rogan’s interview with Dr. Robert Malone, a contributor to mRNA vaccine technology who was also kicked off Twitter over his skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Big Tech is censoring itself into irrelevance,” the company said in a press release. “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.”
“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!”
GETTR’s rise follows the emergence of other alternative social media platforms such as Parler and Gab. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump also plans to launch his own social media company named Truth Social, which describes itself as a “‘Big Tent’ social media platform aimed at encouraging “open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.”
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Ben Kew is English Editor of El American. He studied politics and modern languages at the University of Bristol where he developed a passion for the Americas and anti-communist movements. He previously worked as a national security correspondent for Breitbart News. He has also written for The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post, and The Independent
Ben Kew es editor en inglés de El American. Estudió política y lenguas modernas en la Universidad de Bristol, donde desarrolló una pasión por las Américas y los movimientos anticomunistas. Anteriormente trabajó como corresponsal de seguridad nacional para Breitbart News. También ha escrito para The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post y The Independent.