Trump’s Media Group Announces Partnership With Rumble

By Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly
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Mimi Nguyen Ly is a reporter covering world news with a focus on U.S. news. Based in Australia, she has a background in clinical optometry. Contact Mimi at mimi.nl@epochtimes.com
December 14, 2021 Updated: December 14, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s media group, the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), announced Tuesday it has entered into a technology and cloud services agreement with Rumble, a Canadian video platform.

As part of the agreement, Rumble will deliver video and streaming for TRUTH Social, an upcoming social media app and platform Trump announced in October.

“As part of our mission, TMTG continues to align with service providers who do not discriminate against political ideology,” the former president said in a statement. “Therefore, I have selected the Rumble Cloud to serve as a critical backbone for TMTG infrastructure.

“TMTG has already launched Truth Social on the Rumble Cloud for invited guests only, and the initial Beta launch has been excellent. America is ready for TRUTH Social, and the end to cancel culture.”

TMTG and Rumble are also negotiating for Rumble to provide infrastructure and video delivery services for TMTG+, the company’s subscription-based video streaming service, which “is expected to include access to non-woke entertainment, news, documentaries, and more,” according to a release.

“Rumble is excited to provide technology and cloud services to TMTG,” Chris Pavlovski, Rumble’s founder and CEO, said in a statement. “We continue to build the infrastructure to deliver a free, open, and neutral internet.”

He added, “Rumble was designed to be immune to cancel culture, and we are at the forefront of a movement that believes everyone benefits from access to a neutral platform that hosts diverse ideas and opinions.”

TMTG announced in October it would merge with Digital World Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), which would allow TMTG to become a publicly listed company with a cumulative valuation of $1.7 billion.

Rumble on Dec. 1 announced it will go public in 2022 in a SPAC deal with CF Acquisition Corp VI. The initial enterprise value was set at $2.1 billion.

The TMTG announcement Tuesday came hours after Rumble announced it has terminated its business ties with Unruly Group and Tremor International, companies that Rumble said “attempted to censor” conservative personality Dan Bongino.

“Tremor’s attempt to censor Dan Bongino violated Rumble’s core principles,” Pavlovski said 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.”

Mimi Nguyen Ly
Mimi Nguyen Ly is a reporter covering world news with a focus on U.S. news. Based in Australia, she has a background in clinical optometry. Contact Mimi at mimi.nl@epochtimes.com