A new social media platform was recently launched by Jason Miller, a former Trump aide.
It’s called GETTR, and it’s got a few notable figures on there, like Mike Pompeo and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
All of these top figures just got hacked, by a guy from Baghdad, no less.
A hacker who claims to live in Baghdad, Iraq broke into GETTR, the upstart social media website launched by former Trump campaign advisor Jason Miller, on its launch day, taking over the profiles of verified public figures on the websites and changing their usernames to “@JubaBaghdad was here :), ^^free palestine^^.”National File
Turns out it was mainly for fun, and Miller got it fixed in no time.
But the hacker did make one good point.
“They should not publish the website before making sure everything, or at least almost everything, is secure,” the hacker added. Miller responded to the hack by describing it as proof that he is “shaking things up,” and claimed, “The situation has been rectified and we’ve already had more than half a million users sign up for our exciting new platform!”National File
And this isn’t the first time GETTR has got in the news for the wrong reasons.
Donald Trump has so far refused to join the app too.
Still, it’s good to see another alternative social media platform come into existence, although Gab and Telegram remain the top choice for many.
The GETTR hack reminds us of an important point as well.
As the system and the Left continue to censor and ban as much dissent as possible, they’ll no doubt turn to dirty tactics to take down conservative websites.
Hacks like this, even if they’re just for fun, show that we all need to be vigilant.