Neutral video sharing platform Rumble reported record monthly active users and a record for uploaded content in Q2 2022 along with a strong user engagement growth trajectory.
Monthly active users increased by 76% year-on-year to an average of 44 million monthly active users while content uploaded increased by 283% year-on-year to 8,948 video hours per day.
User engagement increased by 62% year-on-year with Rumble users watching an average of 8.1 billion minutes per month.
This is Rumble’s second record-setting quarter of the year with the video sharing platform setting record all-time highs in all key performance measures in Q1 2022.
“While most platforms are experiencing declines or slowed growth, we are seeing the opposite,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski tweeted.
Pavlovski added that in his opinion, the reason other platforms’ growth is slowing is because “audiences are going to places like Rumble.”
Many users have embraced Rumble because it has committed to allowing its users to speak freely while Big Tech platforms have doubled down on censorship.
In Q2 2022, Rumble doubled down on this commitment by announcing “open-source” free speech rules that users can give feedback on and vowing to not operate in countries that move towards censorship.
Several big names, including Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), influential Brazilian podcaster Monark, and Brazilian commentator Ferréz, also started live streaming exclusively on Rumble in Q2 2022.
In addition to this, Rumble provided censorship protection for author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary, “2000 Mules.” The documentary became a “huge hit” for Rumble and was reportedly the biggest political documentary in a decade.
By contrast, the world’s biggest video sharing platform, YouTube, continued to engage in or commit to mass censorship throughout Q2 2022. Some of the many examples of this include YouTube deleting over 70,000 Ukraine war videos, removing a New York Post interview with someone who stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, discussing the censorship of “misinformation” with Poland’s President, and reiterating its commitment to constant censorship of “misinformation” at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting for 2022.