[ Editor’s Note: You just can’t make this stuff up. After getting banned from all the social media biggies, Steven Miller sets up Trump’s now ‘private’ platform and the jihadis are rushing in to enjoy the ‘privacy’.
My last cliché for the day, yes that rhymes, is ‘birds of a feather flock together’. The Intel agencies will be all over this, as they are all on ‘private’ platforms that are not the one they have put up to fish for idiots.
The Republicans are in a different pickle. When Trump goes down, they will all claim they did not know anything about the Steal.
If the Intel agencies monitored the phone calls between Trump and friends on the January 6th effort to block the certification, they might be waiting for the perps to testify under oath before dropping the bad ‘look what we just found’ news on them.
Who knows, the surveillance people might have accidentally picked something up while working on another investigation. We face a crisis now, in that, if all involved are not exposed and suitably punished, it will trigger replays of similar political scams in the future of the mega scale we see now… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … August 02, 2021
Just weeks after its launch, the pro-Trump social network GETTR is inundated with terrorist propaganda spread by supporters of Islamic State, according to a POLITICO review of online activity on the fledgling platform.
The social network — started a month ago by members of former President Donald Trump’s inner circle — features reams of jihadi-related material, including graphic videos of beheadings, viral memes that promote violence against the West and even memes of a militant executing Trump in an orange jumpsuit similar to those used in Guantanamo Bay.
Islamic State “has been very quick to exploit GETTR,” said Moustafa Ayad, executive director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a think tank that tracks online extremism, who first discovered the jihadi accounts and shared his findings with POLITICO.
“On Facebook, there was on one of these accounts that I follow that is known to be Islamic State, which said ‘Oh, Trump announced his new platform. Inshallah, all the mujahideen will exploit that platform,’” he added. “The next day, there were at least 15 accounts on GETTR that were Islamic State.”
So far, GETTR has been the highest-profile pro-Trump platform launch, given the names behind it: Jason Miller, former Trump spokesperson, is its chief executive.