A new social media website launched recently was hacked on the same day, its founder and former Trump spokesman Jason Miller said.
A hacker was able to breach at least four GETTR accounts supposedly belonging to close allies of Trump’s, including Miller himself, and altered their names.
“The issue was found and stopped in only a few minutes, and all the hacker was able to do was change multiple usernames,” Miller said in a comment to Reuters.
Screenshots of the web platform reveal usernames for people like former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, ACU chairman Matt Schlapp, and Miller himself that said “JubaBaghdad was here.”
A Twitter account with this same username tweeted screenshots revealing the hack.
Miller made GETTR, which says it is a “non-bias network for people all over the world,” as complaints about anti-conservative censoring by social media tech giants like Facebook and Twitter increase. Both of these services, along with Google’s YouTube, blocked Trump from their platforms after the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol and his comments.
Although former president Trump’s Facebook account could be reinstated sometime, its independent Oversight Board recommended that the ban stay in place temporarily. On June 4th, Facebook decided that the ban should continue for at least two more years.
After these bans, Trump began his “From the Desk of Donald Trump” to put out comments about current events, but the website was since shut down.
“It was only a side measure to our larger efforts which we have and are doing,” Miller said about the site at the time. I am hoping to get more information on our other efforts soon, but I do not have an exact awareness of the timing.”,.,
Trump had no plans to join the GETTR platform it was reported.
Author: Scott Dowdy