On December 14, 2021, free speech video-sharing platform Rumble cut ties with video advertising platform Unruly Group and its parent company Tremor International after they tried to censor political commentator Dan Bongino.
“Tremor’s attempt to censor Dan Bongino violated Rumble’s core principles,” said Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski in a statement.
“Shadowy activists may not like what Dan Bongino has to say, but Rumble will always encourage open debate without taking sides. That is why Rumble decided to terminate its contract with Tremor. We won’t tolerate politicized attempts to cancel creators.”
Tremor attempted to censor Bongino by “citing vague complaints from ‘unnamed’ partners.” Tremor did not provide examples of the “fake covid information” it had received complaints about.
The post also notes that Tremor wanted its ads removed from Bongino’s content, yet even YouTube (which is not even pretending to be committed to free speech) monetizes Bongino’s content.
“Rumble gave Tremor the opportunity to provide examples of violations of Rumble’s content policies, but the group failed to do so. Accordingly, Rumble terminated its relationship with the company,” Rumble explained.
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