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Pro-Trump social media app hacked on launch day as half million sign up

Stock MarketsJul 04, 2021 03:50PM ET
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A social media site launched on Sunday by Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, was briefly hacked, and more than 500,000 people have registered to use the site, Miller said.

GETTR, a Twitter-style platform with posts and trending topics, has advertised itself on the Google and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) app stores as "a non-bias social network for people all over the world."

"The problem was detected and sealed in a matter of minutes, and all the intruder was able to accomplish was to change a few user names," Miller said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

A writer for Salon posted screenshots on Twitter of several GETTR profiles, including those of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Miller himself, that were altered to read "JubaBaghdad was here, follow me in twitter :)".

Asked about security on the new social media said, Miller said the situation had been "rectified."

Miller had teased the Trump team's plans to start a new social media platform for months following moves by Twitter and other sites to block the former president after the Jan. 6 riot where his supporters stormed the Capitol.

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon on Sunday described GETTR as "the Twitter killer" in a post on the new site.

Trump was permanently banned from Twitter and remains suspended by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) until at least 2023 and by Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)'s YouTube until the company determines the risk of violence has decreased.

Miller told Fox News earlier this week he hoped Trump would join but that the former president was considering a number of options. He said Trump was not funding the platform.

Pro-Trump social media app hacked on launch day as half million sign up
 

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Dan Hodel
Dan Hodel Jul 04, 2021 7:33PM ET
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Is this the Jason Miller that slipped his pregnant girlfriend abortion pills? How do you red hats feel about getting the financing through a billionaire from China? Lol!
Dan Hodel
Dan Hodel Jul 04, 2021 7:33PM ET
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Nice to see the downvotes. It shows that you so called christains care more about money than you do about human decency. Practice what you preach for once in your life!
Mox Mox
Mox Mox Jul 04, 2021 6:13PM ET
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very handy all these obscure cyberattacks.
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milena villa escobar Jul 04, 2021 5:10PM ET
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Break up big tech now
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James Andrews Jul 04, 2021 4:10PM ET
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Zuckerjew and Big Tech have become a dystopian force controlling thought, deciding what the "facts" are and censoring ideas. They are the biggest threat to freedom, democracy and humanity that exists.
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Mase Gumbo Jul 04, 2021 4:10PM ET
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like you have any thoughts...more on
Dan Hodel
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What do you red hats believe in? Is it free market capitalism? Socialism? Dictatorship? Private sector businesses have the right to pick who they want to serve. Just like the cake shop that refused to make a cake for a gay wedding. That’s what makes America great!
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Dan Hodel  awe danny- you seem to have sand in your crack. Capitalism is what built the greatest nation in history, so yes, that’s important. The Dems are the socialists.. and the Marxists, fascists, and communists. and… absolutely, an American business can serve or NOT anyone they please. That’s called freedom. Look it up. There’s no such thing as 99% free..
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What about 99% Fat Free?
 
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