Conservative radio show host Dan Bongino has acquired an equity stake in the online video-sharing platform named “Rumble” which he hopes will compete with Youtube.
Bongino says the platform will focus on free speech, something he says Youtube has not been protecting. Bongino, who posts his radio show daily on Youtube to his 600,000 subscribers, told the Washington Examiner that 80% of his episodes have been demonetized for their right-leaning content.
“These tech tyrants have been abusing us for far too long. We’re generous enough to give them our content and then they turn around and do their best to demonetize and bury us. The time for talk is over, we have to do something about it,” Bongino told the Daily Caller when asked about the new acquisition.
Bongino also told the Examiner that starting Monday he plans to post “The Dan Bongino Show” directly to Rumble before uploading it to YouTube. Bongino also launched a news aggregation website in December 2019 created to rival the Drudge Report. (RELATED: Dan Bongino Teases Drudge Report Competitor ‘Bongino Report’)
“YouTube is crushing conservative voices. I’m not going to sit around and take their bullshit anymore,” Bongino said in a tweet 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.” (RELATED: Dan Bongino To Testify At House Hearing On Police Brutality)
In June, Bongino also partnered with the social media service Parler due to supposed censorship of Republicans on Twitter.