Video sharing platform Rumble will hire high-profile figures, including Glenn Greenwald, to host exclusive shows on the platform.
Rumble was launched about 10 years ago as a platform to share funny videos. Over the past few years, it has grown in popularity among due to its neutral stance on political issues and its support of free speech. The company will soon go public through a merger with special-purpose acquisition company CF Acquisition VI.
Over the past year, Greenwald, journalist and co-founder of news outlet The Intercept, and other influencers, have been in contracts with Rumble to regularly post content on the platform exclusively on the platform before it is posted on other platforms.
Greenwald said that in the new deal, he will be hosting and producing a live one-hour show from Monday to Friday. It will begin with a monologue of about 20 minutes, followed by one-on-one interviews.
Greenwald will stream exclusively on Rumble at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time to report news, discuss the day’s events, interview guests, and more.
Following the Rumble live stream, Greenwald will continue with a Q&A session reserved exclusively for subscribers on Rumble’s subscription-based community platform, Locals.com.
“I am thrilled to be on Rumble where free speech is a highly valued commodity, and I can focus on my journalistic endeavors with complete independence and without fear of interference,” said Greenwald.
“We are excited to empower Glenn to grow his audience on Rumble and Locals,” said Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski. “Glenn is known for his fiercely independent opinions, and we are proud to serve as the technology platform where Glenn can maintain his independence.”