MASSIVE WIN: Billionaire Elon Musk Makes Major Announcement On Dan Bongino’s Free Speech Video Platform Rumble
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk let Google know he will be ditching their platform YouTube and instead be switching over to Dan Bongino’s Rumble.
Bongino’s has an equity stake in Rumble and was one of the first big media figures to embrace the YouTube alternative.
Russell Brand recently complained that he was censored by YouTube for making a small mistake.
YouTube restored his account but, suffered zero consequences because Brand says that YouTube is now a part of the mainstream media.
Musk responded, “Good point.”
Bongino jumped at the opportunity to pitch his company saying:
“Elon, it would be really incredible if you and Rumble got together. A force multiplier like no other.”
Musk replied, “I’m a little preoccupied right now.”
In a surprising social media thread, Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk sided with controversial comedian Russell Brand on the censorship of his videos on YouTube. Musk has widely been a supporter of free speech, which initially drove his desire to acquire the social media platform Twitter (TWTR). Brand posted a video questioning why YouTube had censored his content but not the misinformation spread by major corporations. To this, Musk replied “good point”. Musk was then asked by radio host Dan Bongino if he would consider teaming up with Rumble himself. Musk replied that he was “a little preoccupied right now”.
If Rumble were to ever add Musk to its lineup, it would be a massive win for both the platform and its shareholders. Musk admitted earlier this year that he is considering voting Republican in the next election, although he has also stated that it does not make him a conservative. It is something to monitor for investors as Rumble’s stock would likely see another pop if Musk remains associated with the company.
Elon Musk has consistently been more outspoken about the importance of free speech. He is currently embroiled in a lawsuit with Twitter because of this.
He sought to buy the company, but then pulled out after they would not show substantial evidence that Twitter did not have a “bot” problem.
The Atlantic reported:
But Musk’s position is, in fact, convincing. Although private companies are not required to follow the First Amendment, nothing prevents them from doing so voluntarily. And in Twitter’s case, in particular, there are strong reasons to believe that the First Amendment should presumptively govern. All four of the main principles that have historically guided the Supreme Court in interpreting the First Amendment applies just as powerfully to social-media platforms as they do to governments.
Musk has also said he would vote Republican from now on. He voted for Mayra Flores in Texas, where Tesla is now based.