Joe Rogan joins twitter-alternative GETTR ‘just in case’ Twitter bans him

On Sunday, Joe Rogan introduced himself on the Twitter-alternative GETTR following Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s permanent ban on Twitter over her violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

Rogan, a popular podcast host, has become a prominent figure in the pandemic after he touted using ivermectin to aid his own recovery from COVID-19.

“Just in case s— over at Twitter gets even dumber, I’m here [on GETTR] now as well. Rejoice!” Rogan’s cause for concern over his potential ban from Twitter could be legitimate, as he has also been accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation.

He has previously downplayed the need for youth to be vaccinated against the coronavirus even though health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said the opposite.

He also took ivermectin when he was sick with COVID. The Food and Drug Administration has warned against the use of the drug, which many have deemed simply a horse and livestock deworming medication, saying it is “dangerous and can cause serious harm” to humans. Ivermectin has been used in humans since the late 1970s.

GETTR, a social-media platform launched by former senior Trump adviser Jason Miller, reported that 171,629 new users signed up on Sunday, marking “the biggest surge in single day signups since launching.”

The hike was attributed to Rogan joining the platform as well as other figures like comedian Larry the Cable Guy and UFC fighter Tim Kennedy.

“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,” said Miller, GETTER CEO, in a statement.

Dr. Robert Malone, who helped develop mRNA vaccine technology, was also banned by Twitter just days before he appeared on Rogan’s podcast last week. Malone now has a GETTR account as well.

The platform had almost 3 million users as of November 2021 and almost 400,000 average daily users. Miller said a goal of theirs is to hit 10 million total users early in the new year. 




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