Gettr CEO Says Twitter Blocks Tweet Imports, Making It Editor – .

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Jason Miller, CEO of social media platform Gettr, released a statement on Saturday about Twitter’s ability to block users from importing their tweets into Gettr.
Miller, a former senior adviser to Donald Trump, suggested that stopping these imports would make Twitter an “owner” of content and therefore a “responsible publisher of content” on its platform.

“Twitter appears to be trying to have it both ways – by simultaneously claiming that Twitter users own their tweets, so Twitter can claim immunity from liability for its content moderation activities under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, but now asserting ownership of its users’ content by blocking the ability of its users to obtain a copy of their content. “

Miller added, “Twitter has to decide: does it own everyone’s tweets and therefore is a responsible editor for the content, or do users own their original posts?

Gettr launched on July 4, and the company said more than a million users joined in its first three days.

“We think our First Amendment is so important, that’s why we want to create this platform, where people can come together, they can have these debates, and you’re not going to just opt ​​out of the platform. for expressing a political point of view, ”Miller told reporter Scott Thuman, according to ABC 13 News in Virginia.

The only thing Gettr is proud of, Miller said, is that the site is built on free speech.

He said: “If you believe in free speech, if you reject this notion of canceling culture, if you like superior technology and don’t think that we should be subjected to anything inferior. or junior college, and only Silicon Valley the oligarchs can have something extraordinary, so come join us. “

News week has contacted Twitter representatives for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

Politico pointed out the many similarities between Gettr and Twitter, with trending tags and short messages. Twitter spokespersons declined to comment to Politico whether Gettr would violate any of its policies by allowing users to extract data from Twitter.

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – NOVEMBER 20: Jason Miller, director of communications for the Trump Transition Team, briefs reporters at Trump International Golf Club on November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Miller released a statement claiming that Twitter had blocked Gettr users from importing their tweets to the app, which would make Twitter a responsible editor for all tweets on the site.
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