Dan Bongino Acquires Part of YouTube Competitor “Rumble”
After partnering with Parler to take on the left’s monopoly on social media, Dan Bongino is partnering with the video sharing platform Rumble to compete with YouTube.
The Washington Examiner’s Will Ricciardella and Andrew Mark Miller were the first to break the news publicly earlier today:
Launched in 2013, Rumble “provides video creators a way host, manage, distribute, create over-the-top feeds and monetize their content,” according to its website.
On Monday, Bongino plans on posting The Dan Bongino Show exclusively to Rumble before uploading it to his YouTube channel. As of September, The Dan Bongino Show is the 12th most popular podcast on iTunes, according to podcastinsights.com.”YouTube is crushing conservative voices. I’m not going to sit around and take their bullshit anymore,” Bongino said Wednesday. “They think alienating & discriminating against major content producers is a long-term business plan. It’s not. I’ll have a big announcement about this fight on my show tomorrow.”
Putting his money where his mouth is has become a habit for the conservative firebrand. His Rumble venture follows his successful launch of The Bongino Report in 2019, which came as a response to the recent liberal shift at The Drudge Report, which was once the premier conservative news aggregation site.
YouTube has long faced allegations of censoring conservative voices or others who run contrary to the media narrative, as we’ve documented before here:
- In June 2019, YouTube deleted videos accusing their parent company Google/Alphabet of planning to interfere in the 2020 election.
- Last December, YouTube’s CEO admitted to taking down over 300 pro-Trump ads from the platform.
- In April, YouTube’s CEO threatened to remove videos critical of the World Health Organization.
- In May, YouTube admitted to “accidentally” deleting comments critical of China’s Communist Party.
- In July, YouTube began censoring videos discussing hydroxychloroquine.
And that’s just to name a few.