Right-wing social media site bans controversial term, sparking fury among user base - 2021-12-24

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F267.png Right-wing social media site bans controversial term, sparking fury among user base December 24, 2021, Erin Brady, Newsweek

Many are up in arms over a social media website's decision to block a controversial term.

After banning white nationalist figure Nick Fuentes from their platform, GETTR has blocked the term "groyper" from its website. According to a report from The Daily Beast, the term is often used by Fuentes supporters and fans. A spokesperson said on Tuesday that the commentator was banned because he "violated GETTR's clearly defined terms of use."

Fuentes himself seemed disappointed at the ban, unsure as to who exactly was responsible for the move. "Apparently, my GETTR ban, some are saying Steve Bannon did it, some are saying someone else did it," said the figure on his nightly talk show on Thursday, "but that is bad news either way."

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{{cite news | first = Erin | last = Brady | title = Right-wing social media site bans controversial term, sparking fury among user base | url = https://www.newsweek.com/right-wing-social-site-bans-controversial-term-reaction-1663084 | work = Newsweek | date = December 24, 2021 | accessdate = August 18, 2022 }}