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Joe Rogan encourages move to new social media app after Twitter bans GOP lawmaker

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WASHINGTON (TND) — Comedian and podcast titan Joe Rogan is encouraging an exodus from Twitter to an alternate social media platform following the company's decision to ban one of the accounts of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.

"Join me on GETTR," Rogan wrote in his tweet which linked his profile to his 7.8 million Twitter followers, causing GETTR to trend on the platform.

GETTR is a relatively new social media platform that launched July 4. It was founded by Jason Miller, who was an adviser to former President Donald Trump. GETTR says it is "a brand new social media platform founded on the principle of the free speech, independent thought and rejecting political censorship and 'cancel culture'," on its website.

Just in case s*** over at Twitter gets even dumber, I’m here now as well," Rogan says on his GETTR account. "Rejoice!

Rogan's tweet and promotion of GETTR came the same day Twitter banned the personal account of Greene.

Twitter says Greene was spreading COVID-19 misinformation and was banned for it. Greene still has access to her government Twitter account, @RepMTG.

Rogan is against getting the COVID-19 vaccine for himself, going so far as to cancel a sold-out show in Canada due to the country's vaccination requirement for travel there.

“My 4/20 show that’s sold out in Vancouver — I don’t think that’s happening,” Rogan previously said on an episode of his podcast which aired on Christmas Eve. “I don’t think I can even get into the country. I’m not vaccinated. I’m not going to get vaccinated. I have antibodies, it doesn’t make any sense.”

In September, Rogan announced he had contracted COVID-19. He said at the time he quarantined from family and "threw the kitchen sink" at the virus, taking "all kinds of meds – monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, Z-Pak, prednisone, everything," Rogan said.

The comedian was forced to reschedule a show he had scheduled in Nashville, Tenn. that month.

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