Anyone with half a brain can see Big Tech is blatantly stamping out conservative voices.
Not even the president of the United States is immune from the social media purge.
But two heavy hitters just made an investment that has YouTube shaking.
Tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel and conservative author JD Vance are investing in YouTube competitor Rumble.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, has been censoring conservative and counter-narrative channels and videos for years, gradually hampering certain content creators.
Rumble has emerged as an alternative platform to hedge against any future purges or demonetization schemes from the YouTube bigwigs.
As Breitbart recently reported, “According to Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski, part of the funding will be invested in cloud infrastructure. This will allow Rumble to compete with, and avoid dependence on, traditional cloud hosting providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS). The decision of AWS to blacklist Parler earlier this year led to the free speech-friendly platform being knocked offline at the height of its user growth, following the banning of Donald Trump from most major tech platforms in January.”
Parler serves as a cautionary tale for any competitor to the top social media titans.
The upstart site was capped at the knees by Apple, Google, and Amazon all at the same time.
After the Capitol Hill riot, Parler was nuked from the Apple and Google app stores, and Amazon yanked web-hosting services from them at the eleventh hour.
The site was forced to shut down for months and update its content moderation policies.
Parler was scapegoated for being a hub for so-called “insurrectionists” to plot, but the FBI cleared the social media alternative.
Thiel was an early supporter of Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which made him an outlier among big tech CEOs.
Thiel moved his company out of Silicon Valley because he felt it had become a far-left monoculture that was stifling ideas.
Vance enjoyed fleeting mainstream appeal when his book “Hillbilly Elegy” became a bestseller.
The book was originally seen as a window into the psyche of the Trump voter in middle America, but the Left quickly rejected the book and its empathetic tone.
The movie adaptation was unsurprisingly panned by critics even though it was largely apolitical and had top-tier talent behind it.
If YouTube wants to chase away conservative voices, they will have a suitable landing spot with Rumble.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.