Will New Zealanders join Trump's alternative app echo chamber?

Peter Griffin
Thu, 24 Feb 2022

Will New Zealanders join Trump's alternative app echo chamber?
The users of Gettr, Parler and other social media apps are America-loving patriots who believe they're fleeing Big Tech.(Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 24 Feb 2022
The users of Gettr, the social media app for American conservatives, are a welcoming bunch. As soon as I registered on the app last week, a number of them started following my account, among them William Hall, the Christian conservative from Florida and host of the William Hall web-streamed show.“Lockdowns were a setup for masks. Masks were a setup for vaccines. The vaccines are a setup for social credit scores,” Hall had just posted to his 69,000 followers on Gettr, which is like an inverted version of Twitter, complete with t...

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