Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Joins Rumble After Being Censored by Google and YouTube
Democrat presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is joining Rumble after being censored by Google and YouTube over his skepticism of Big Pharma’s vaccine regime.
— Rumble – 🏴☠️ $RUM (@rumblevideo) June 20, 2023
“We are thrilled to welcome Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Rumble.” Rumble Chairman and CEO Chris Pavlovski said. “Rumble is the only company that held the line for free speech over the past few years, and we’re excited to allow all U.S. presidential candidates to share their message directly with the people.”
“When I announced for the Presidency, I said that if you give me a piece of ground from which to fight, I will take back this country from these corporate powers that seek to divide us. Well, this is a piece of that ground – and I’m here now and I plan to use it.” RFK Jr. said.
Journalist Luke Rudkowski stated in a tweet that YouTube, which is owned by Google, demonetized his channel for posting a short clip of RFK Jr. in one of his videos:
Played a small clip of @RobertKennedyJr to comment on for my YouTube video today, and now MY ENTIRE CHANNEL HAS BEEN DEMONETIZED!!!
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) June 19, 2023
Additionally, YouTube announced that they removed an interview with RFK Jr. conducted by Jordan Peterson of The Daily Wire for supposed misinformation.
“We removed a video from the Jordan Peterson channel for violating YouTube’s general vaccine misinformation policy, which prohibits content that alleges that vaccines cause chronic side effects, outside of rare side effects that are recognized by health authorities,” a YouTube spokesperson said to The Hill in a statement.
RFK Jr. and Peterson responded to the news in tweets:
What do you think … Should social media platforms censor presidential candidates? My conversation with @JordanBPeterson was deleted by @YouTube. Luckily you can watch it here on @Twitter (thank you @elonmusk). #Kennedy24https://t.co/PJFKWH6zmd
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) June 18, 2023
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) June 18, 2023
Additionally, famous boxer and podcaster Mike Tyson went to Rumble to post his interview with RFK Jr. following news of the censorship by YouTube.
Big League Politics has reported about the ongoing exodus of big names from YouTube as people grow tired of the Big Brother restrictions:
“Russell Brand is ditching YouTube for its alternative counterpart – Rumble.
According to the actor and comedian who frequently discusses politics and cultural events in a way that questions and often goes against prevailing narratives and the mainstream media, YouTube has censored his platform…
Per Brand, independent creators are being censored on YouTube while the platform continuously props up and promotes mainstream outlets that promote misinformation.
It’s blatant big tech hypocrisy.
“We have been officially censored on YouTube,” Brand declared in the video above. “They took down one of our videos for misinformation. But why are big media organizations not censored for misinformation in the same way? Is it because YouTube are part of the mainstream media now?”
“This misinformation strike and takedown demonstrates exactly what it is we’re talking about,” he continued. “We made an error, in my opinion a relatively small error, and we’re being penalized. For me, that looks like censorship. And the reason I think it looks like censorship is because there’s mainstream media misinformation up all the time.”
To further his point, Brand shared a video of Rachel Maddow saying COVID-19 vaccinations work and will prevent you from contracting and spreading the virus.
“That video is up on YouTube right now,” Brand said. “In my opinion, that’s misinformation. So we’re asking: Is there one standard for independent news broadcasters, like us on our channel, and a different standard for what we would call the ‘mainstream media’?””
Rumble is gaining steadily as YouTube alienates creators. They are becoming a legitimate contender to Big Tech’s monopoly.