Reader, remember yesterday when I spent roughly 300 words describing in detail how the new free-speech-centric social media platform created by one of former President Trump's former aides was a terrible, terrible idea, especially in light of the long, documented history of unmoderated social platforms leading to violence and other dangerous real-world consequences? Well, in what may be the most heavily-asterisked retraction of the century, I would like to slightly amend my former statement – GETTR is actually a great idea … if, and only if, you really really love hentai and want to piss of followers of the debunked QAnon conspiracy theory. 

Yep, less than one day after the platform hit the net, GETTR's users have already put the site's dedication to “defending free speech” and “creating a marketplace of ideas” to the test, filling it with a metric shitton of niche porn. Hentai. Furries. Old men in diapers. It's all there, and of course, QAnon is not happy, according to Motherboard.

Upon seeing this graphic content featured on the site – much of which is hilariously listed under the #QAnon – several people partaking in the conspiracy group's popular Telegram channel, “We The Media” have decided to abstain from using the platform, evidently offended by its passion for –  checks notes – upholding the First Amendment. 

“Seems like vapor,” reads a post shared to the channel. “Slow to delete shill porn. Big names denying Trump wants anything to do with it. Alienating liberals by defining itself as a conservative echo chamber. Another fart in the wind.”

However, this wasn't the only critique of the site – prominent QAnon influencer (inQeuncer?) Jordan Sather also took to the platform to share his discontent with the site. “Shills are already hitting the #QAnon hashtag on GETTR hard,” he wrote. “I won't repost what I'm finding. Titties and bad words and stuff." As we all know, folks, posting dangerous, baseless, conspiracy nonsense with the potential for dangerous real-life repercussions is a-okay but sharing “titties and bad words and stuff?" That's where you draw the line in the sand. 

It should be noted, however, that despite GETTR's bold claims of existing as the sole social media platform singlehandedly upholding the first amendment in digital spaces, the site does reserve the right to remove content they “believe is” not only “pornographic,” but also “offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy … violent, harassing, threatening, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate." 

Nice. 

For more internet nonsense, follow Carly on Instagram @HuntressThompson_ on TikTok as @HuntressThompson_, and on Twitter @TennesAnyone.

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