Former President Donald Trump's social media company announced it will team up with free-speech-focused YouTube rival Rumble to handle its video streaming as a way to avoid any future censorship.
Rumble, which has over 40 million active users, will help Trump's proposed social media platform, TRUTH Social, and its parent company, Trump Media & Technology Group, deliver video content and cloud services.
"As part of our mission, TMTG continues to align with service providers who do not discriminate against political ideology," Trump said in a statement. "Therefore, I have selected the Rumble Cloud to serve as a critical backbone for TMTG infrastructure."
Trump is banned from almost every major social media platform — including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Reddit — because of his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
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Rumble, which has billed itself as a platform for free speech and is popular with conservatives, is trying to provide a censorship-free experience and compete with YouTube in video content and Amazon Web Services in cloud services.
Although Rumble has content moderation policies banning the incitement of violence, illegal content, racism, antisemitism, terrorist groups, and copyright violations, the platform pledges not to police online conversations on politically controversial subjects, such as vaccine efficacy, the origins of COVID-19, and transgender identities.
Its popularity has skyrocketed because it has been used and promoted by prominent conservatives such as Donald Trump Jr., Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Dan Bongino.
"Trump's team is coming to Rumble because we don't discriminate based on political viewpoints, it's a simple value proposition we provide," Bongino, an investor in Rumble, told the Washington Examiner. "The Left for years has had a monopoly over the censored internet and they kept saying, 'Go build your own internet if you want,' and now we have. It's actually happening."
TMTG is expected to provide a conservative, anti-cancel-culture alternative to Big Tech social media platforms, news organizations, and streaming services. However, the details on how and when it plans to do this are unclear.
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The company announced earlier this month that congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, will leave Capitol Hill to become CEO of the new entity in January.