A string of top accounts on the new pro-Trump app GETTR were hacked and defaced on its July 4 launch day

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jason Miller, and Mike Pompeo's accounts were hacked
Several verified accounts were targeted in the cyberattack, including those of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jason Miller, and Mike Pompeo.

  • GETTR, founded by former Trump aide Jason Miller, was hacked on the day of its official launch.
  • The accounts of Miller, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Mike Pompeo, and other Trump allies were targeted.
  • A man claiming responsibility told Insider the hack was “easy” to pull off.
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GETTR, the new social media platform set up by allies of former President Donald Trump, was been hacked on the day of its July 4 launch.

The platform’s most popular verified users, mostly former Trump aides, had their accounts compromised. GETTR’s official support page was also targeted.

GETTR's official @support page was hacked
GETTR’s official @support page was hacked and defaced.

Jason Miller, who founded the platform and was formerly a spokesperson to Trump, had his page taken over.

The accounts of Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Harlan Hill, Sean Parnell, and the pro-Trump broadcaster Newsmax were also hacked.

All of these account’s profiles were changed to show the same message: “@JubaBaghdad was here 🙂 ^^ free palestine ^^.”

The accounts were first hacked at around 8:30 a.m. EST, and the majority of the profiles returned to their previous state by 10:00 a.m. EST.

Insider spoke to the user @JubaBaghdad, who claimed responsibility for the hack, via Twitter direct message.

When asked why he decided to target the social media platform, he said it was “just for fun” and that it had been “easy” from a technical standpoint.

“They should not publish the website before making sure everything, or at least almost everything, is secure,” he added. He did not disclose how he took control of the accounts.”

Miller, GETTR’s CEO, told Insider: “You know you’re shaking things up when they come after you. 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. The situation has been rectified and we’ve already had more than half a million users sign up for our exciting new platform!”

The platform is off to a bumpy start more broadly.

GETTR was flooded with pornographic images and GIFs on Saturday, Insider reported. Users spammed the platform’s first post with graphic hentai videos and images of Hillary Clinton’s face photoshopped onto a woman’s naked body, Mother Jones reported.

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Trump allies’ new anti-censorship app for conservatives has already been overrun with porn, reports say

GETTR's main interface
A screenshot of GETTR.

  • GETTR, a social media app set up by a former Trump aide, officially launches on July 4.
  • The anti-Twitter platform has already been flooded with pornographic spam comments, reports say.
  • Despite its objection to censorship, GETTR said it reserves the right to “address” lewd content.
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A new, anti-censorship social media platform set up by Donald Trump’s former aides has already been overrun with porn, reports say.

GETTR, which is led by former Trump spokesman Jason Miller, advertises itself as holding freedom of speech as a “core value.” But users have already taken advantage of the website’s lax approach to moderation, according to reports.

According to Politico, the app went live in app stores in mid-June but is set to launch officially on July 4.

Comments under the platform’s welcome message currently include pornographic images and GIFs, Mother Jones reported. Users have also spammed the platform’s first post with graphic hentai videos and images of Hillary Clinton’s face photoshopped onto a woman’s naked body, the outlet said.

There are also comments including images of old men wearing diapers, Gizmodo reported.

The platform’s QAnon hashtag was also flooded with obscene memes, according to the Daily Beast reporter Will Sommer.

It is not clear who the posters of the memes and lewd messages are. Neither GETTR nor Miller immediately responded to Insider’s request for comment.

Read more: The Capitol Hill insurrection showed Reddit’s moderation policies work well, according to its technology chief

A description for GETTR on Apple’s App Store shows that it has a 17+ “mature” rating.

And while the platform cites a commitment to not censoring content, GETTR’s terms of service show that it reserves the right to “address content” that is “obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, pornographic, violent.”

As Insider’s Grace Panetta reported, GETTR’s format resembles that of Twitter, with trending topics, verified users, and the ability to reshare and like posts.

The former president is yet to join GETTR and, according to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs, has no plans to participate and still intends to launch his own social media website.

He was barred from platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram following the Capitol riot, and recently shut down his blog due to low readership rates and widespread mockery.

According to Politico, Miller recently left his post as Trump’s spokesman to launch GETTR, and Tim Murtaugh, who was once Trump’s communications director, also works as a consultant for the app.

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