Several verified profiles on Gettr, the new social network by Jason Miller, once an adviser to former President Trump, were hacked and distorted for a while on Sunday.
The accounts of many prominent Republicans, such as Miller, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and spokeswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, were changed by a hacker who replaced their page headers with the same message: "@JubaBaghdad was here :) ^^ free palestine ”.” according to screenshots.
Jason Miller's new right-wing social media site "Gettr" was hacked this morning. pic.twitter.com/cncddw9RZ9- Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) July 4th, 2021
Twitter user @JubaBaghdad told Insider that it was easy to break the pages and that he did it "for fun". Most of the affected profiles had returned a little later.
Jason Miller said in an email to The Verge that the problem was identified and "fixed within minutes and the only thing the attacker could do was change some usernames". He added that "more than half a million users" had registered on the Gettr platform.
Gettr was scheduled to officially launch yesterday on July 4th. The new social network aims to host three-minute videos, 777-character posts and live streaming videos.
The application of the new platform is available in the app stores of Google and Apple, with the tag "Marketplace of Ideas". The About describes the application as "a brand new social networking platform based on the principles of free speech, independent thinking and the rejection of political censorship" and "the annulment of culture." Intended for users 17 years and older.
When Trump was ousted from Facebook and Twitter in January after the Capitol uprising, he said he planned to start his own social network, apparently acknowledging the power of social media to the masses.