Can Gettr Become the Online Gathering Place for Trump’s G.O.P.?
With Big Tech cracking down on COVID-19 and election misinformation, sites with more permissive posting rules are courting prominent figures on the right.
The New Yorker, 2022
Do you remember the delightful early days of the internet?
In the early days of the internet, tech companies weren’t the arbiters of culture. “Just let people post what they want, we’re smart enough to sort through the information,” seemed to be the general consensus. It’s clear now, however, that what gets posted on social media has real-world consequences. As existing social media giants grapple with limiting misinformation, new social media platforms are grappling for their slice of the action, using the promise of “free speech” to attract new users. The New Yorker describes the bumpy rise of one such platform.
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Clare Malone covers politics, business media and journalism for The New Yorker. Previously, she worked as a senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight.
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