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YouTube alternative Rumble announced the testing of its first ever live stream – one of the features that are increasingly in demand among both mainstream and alternative platforms’ userbases.Rumble – that says it is already serving over 3 million creators, and is independently owned without being beholden to venture capitalists or large companies – first announced it would be live streaming former President Donald Trump’s address at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2021 event, dubbed, “America Uncanceled.”Rumble reported that a record number of people had tuned in to watch the livestream, specifying that the numbers were close to 100,000 concurrent users and approaching over 500,000 total viewers, and then announcing, “We did it and flawlessly. Rumble is ready for more.”The reaction from commenters was mostly positive, reporting a smooth viewing experience, as well as praising the platform for incorporating closed captions for hearing impaired users.And while it’s still early days for live streaming on Rumble, it’s no surprise this Canada-based alternative video hosting service – that is supported and widely used by conservatives and libertarians in the turbulent and censorship-laden post-election period – has decided to start testing and implementing this feature.Namely, live streaming, although by no means a new feature on social networks, has recently seen a huge growth in popularity, particularly with the lockdowns, even giving rise to a new class of livestream-only apps like Clubhouse, along with established, Big Tech ones like Amazon’s Twitch and Google’s YouTube.The way the pandemic and lockdowns have helped live streaming gain in popularity is human nature, as people isolated in their homes for months seek a sense of communication that is most similar to actual human contact and community.Rumble, backed by political commentator Dan Bongino, might not be wrong to hitch its wagon to the live streaming trend, because it is still a largely untapped part of the video hosting market and is only projected to grow, both among users and marketers.Ensuring growth among those categories is of key importance for Big Tech alternatives looking to become viable competitors.Rumble is now seeking creators who live stream gaming, crypto, stocks, lifestyle, and sports.
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Rumble secures investment from Peter Thiel and JD Vance
Steven Crowder joins Rumble after YouTube suspensionHe praised the platform for not censoring his content.Ever since the mainstream media amplified former Vox host Carlos Maza’s attempts to silence comedian Steven Crowder, YouTube has consistently censored and demonetized his channel.Now, after facing almost two years of demonetization and video takedowns, Crowder has started posting his show to the free speech friendly video sharing platform Rumble.
After a record quarter and securing investment from several conservative venture capitalists, YouTube alternative Rumble has announced two new features – live chat and live stream archiving.Live chats appear next to all active live streams on desktop and below them on mobile. Signed in users can post to the live chat at any time. ...In addition to building out new features, Rumble’s support of free speech in the face of YouTube’s mounting censorship has helped it bring numerous creators with sizable audiences to the platform.These creators include political commentator Dan Bongino (who is a Rumble backer, one of its most popular creators, and has the number one US news commentary podcast), comedian Steven Crowder (who has the number two US politics podcast), and One America News (OAN) (which reaches millions of viewers each month).The platform’s CEO, Chris Pavlovski, has consistently voiced his support for a wide range of dialog, debate, and opinions on Rumble and has also vowed to never censor political discussions or opinions on the platform.
Another conservative figure is experiencing censorship on YouTube, reports say, as they cite radio host Eric Metaxas who revealed that Google’s video platform has removed all videos of his radio show from the channel.Metaxas, who is a Christian author, announced the news on Twitter, but didn’t seem at all surprised. “FINALLY,” he wrote, “YouTube decided that because we violated their ‘community standards’ my show has been entirely kicked off their platform.”He then went on to say sarcastically that “in related news” the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the North Korean government also dislike the videos – a comparison often made between the ongoing censorship on YouTube and other huge western social media platforms, and free speech suppression under those regimes.
June 23, 2021Senator Ron Johnson joins Rumble after YouTube censorshipAnother high profile figure joins the video platform.
https://reclaimthenet.org/youtube-removes-president-trump-interview-real-americas-voice/ So why doesn't Trump exclude YouTube and just post to Rumble?It would be a huge boost for Rumble.
Lo and fucking behold:
YouTube fined 100,000 Euro after German court rejects its “misinformation” excuse for deleting anti-lockdown protest videoYouTube ignored an order to reinstate the video and so was fined.
YouTube has deplatformed Spain’s fast-rising conservatives gathered around VOX, currently the second-largest opposition party in the country’s parliament.
Video producer Matt Orfalea censored again for calling out YouTube censorship
YouTube censors public Lake Forest High School District board meeting where parents opposed mask mandates
YouTube has a long list of things its users are not allowed to utter on the platform, often not even as part of a debate among scientists and doctors, as YouTube believes these things pose "a serious risk of egregious harm."This includes recommending Ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine for Covid treatment (even though critics of the use of these drugs speak about their inefficacy rather than potential harm), and making claims that Covid vaccines can make people ill. Contradicting local health authorities or the WHO is also prohibited, where it comes to treatment, prevention, transmission, or orders of restrictive measures such as mask wearing and social distancing.
Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance joins Odysee after YouTube censorshipThe blockchain-based video sharing platform continues to gain momentum as Big Tech scales up its censorship.
Rand Paul embraces Rumble after YouTube censorshipAnother big name promotes the popular video sharing platform.
Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care doctors switch to Odysee after Vimeo censorshipVimeo is just as bad as YouTube for censorship.
Congress Escalates Pressure on Tech Giants to Censor More, Threatening the First AmendmentIn their zeal for control over online speech, House Democrats are getting closer and closer to the constitutional line, if they have not already crossed it.Glenn GreenwaldFeb 20 CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey (R) and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg (L) are sworn in to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)For the third time in less than five months, the U.S. Congress has summoned the CEOs of social media companies to appear before them, with the explicit intent to pressure and coerce them to censor more content from their platforms. On March 25, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will interrogate Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebooks’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai at a hearing which the Committee announced will focus “on misinformation and disinformation plaguing online platforms.”The Committee’s Chair, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and the two Chairs of the Subcommittees holding the hearings, Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), said in a joint statement that the impetus was “falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine” and “debunked claims of election fraud.”
We need an alternative to Twitter as well.
August 13, 2021Rumble snags big names amidst massive growthGlenn Greenwald, Tulsi Gabbard, Bridget Phetasy, Matt Orfalea, Siraj Hashmi, Mujahed Kobbe, Shant Mesrobian, and Zaid Jilani.
Rumble updated terms to now ban “hate speech”. Is bitchute the only place still free? Or odysee?
Fortwaynemobile saysRumble updated terms to now ban “hate speech”. Is bitchute the only place still free? Or odysee?I was afraid this would happen. Might be time to move on from Rumble as well. Let's see.
I notice OpenSource world got totally cucked in the past few years as well
Glenn Greenwald@ggreenwaldAug 19Remember when, last week, WPost wanted to trash Rumble as a venue of disinformation and conspiracies, they quoted one "disinformation expert" who -- unbeknownst to the reader -- is funded by/partners with Soros, Omidyar, Google, FB, US State Dept, etc.
YouTube To Ban All Videos Except The One Showing Stephen Colbert Dancing With People Dressed As Vaccines
SAN BRUNO, CA—In an effort to prevent the spread of anti-vax misinformation, YouTube has announced that all videos that have ever been uploaded to their platform will be removed, except that one video that shows Steven Colbert dancing with people dressed as vaccines. "We feel this is the responsible thing to do with our platform," said CEO Susan Wojcicki. "People can now visit YouTube and visit the Stephen Colbert 'Vax-Scene' video as many times as they want! Isn't that great! What a cute and hilarious video! We hope this will encourage many more people to get vaccinated."People who visit the website will have the option of watching that video or leaving the site. It will be offered in high definition, in addition to having subtitles. YouTube made the update to the site this morning. At the time of this writing, the video still has no views. Watch our latest video on how to make sure your kids are absolutely terrified of COVID
October 2, 2021Dr. Ron Paul further embraces Odysee after continuous YouTube censorshipPlatforms like YouTube are becoming increasingly risky due to its overzealous censorship.
December 2, 2021Neutral video platform Rumble to go public under ticker CFVIThe YouTube alternative is making big strides and experiencing rapid growth.