Trump’s tech firm turns to video with Rumble partnership

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Former president turned botched blogger and upstart tech founder Donald Trump has found a new video and streaming service for his social media site. In one declaration Released on Tuesday, the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) announced it was entering into a “far-reaching cloud technology and services deal,” with provocative video-sharing site Rumble, which would allow it to stream videos and streaming for Trumpistan, the Twitter Truth clone. Social.

“As part of our mission, TMTG continues to align with service providers who do not discriminate against political ideology,” President Trump said according to the press release. “Therefore, I selected the Rumble Cloud to serve as the critical backbone of the TMTG infrastructure. TMTG has already launched Truth Social on Rumble Cloud for guests only, and the initial beta launch has been excellent. America is ready for Social TRUTH and the end of canceling culture.

In addition to serving as a video integration source for Trump’s “Truths”, TMTG said it was in exclusive negotiations with Rumble to provide video streaming and infrastructure services for the purported on-demand streaming product. TMTG + from TMTG. TMTG did not respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment asking for more specific details on the partnership.

The Truth (which society wants people to write as TRUTH, but we don’t) represents the social media arm of Trump’s biggest TMTG, which he says has already raised $ 1 billion ($ 1) with investors. Oh, and yes, he’s planning to go public through a SPAC as well. The deal would allow TMTG to merge with a shell company called Digital World Acquisition Corp, which could potentially protect TMTG from the types of financial disclosures typically required for an IPO.

TMTG, however, is already the subject of a federal investigation by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) – although at this point the SEC and FINRA are apparently only asking questions.

In the partnership statement, Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski described his company as a neutral platform “designed to be culture-free,” which hosts “diverse ideas and opinions. “. These various ideas include QAnon screeds, vaccine misinformation, and other content deemed out of hand, even for YouTube.

Rumble recently attempted to extend his reach by hitting offers with former Democratic Party presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard and journalist Glenn Greenwald to bring them to the platform. Yet the right is primarily responsible for much of Rumble’s recent success. The platform has reportedly seen its membership skyrocket over the past year, as provocative commentators and their audiences flocked to the program under the alleged threat of withdrawal from more traditional platforms. Pavlovski says the number of active users of the site rose from 1 million to 30 million between the summers of 2020 and 2021, according to the Washington Post Remarks.

This isn’t the first to talk about Trump with Rumble. The former president turned to the site in June as the platform of choice for his own personal account after being banned from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and just about everywhere else online. The move angered the cadre of other far-right friendly platforms, including Gab, who had spent the first half of 2020 begging Trump to enter their camps. Trump only chose Rumble after he euthanized his own personal blog, which crashed and burned less than a month after launch.


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