One America News is saying goodbye to YouTube. The conservative news channel made up of vocal Trump supporters announced via Twitter that they are moving to Rumble, a free-speech video platform that offers most of the same features as YouTube.
Subscribe to our channel at https://t.co/oyOTZrMHyI or download the Rumble app!
— One America News (@OANN) December 3, 2020
The platform, promoted heavily by conservative commentator and board member Dan Bongino, does not generally censor its content creators. It allows the same basic features as YouTube with the exception of livestreaming. We’ve reached out to Rumble to see if there are plans to allow livestreaming in the future.
Conservatives have been switching to various social platforms over the past couple of years as censorship, suspensions, and outright banning increases. Content creators and those simply wanting to spread their message are leaving Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for sites like Rumble and Parler.
Here is their most recent video:
It will take a massive push by free-speech advocates to build Rumble and other platforms to prominence. But the alternative—remaining on bigger platforms that censor—is growing more untenable every day.
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