Telegram Betrays Free Speech and Censors Russia Today, Rumble Reaffirms Commitment to Platform Their Content
Russia Today (RT), a Kremlin-funded news network, has been banned from spreading its message on Telegram, the popular and growing encrypted messaging application that is ostensibly meant to protect freedom of speech.
Telegram caved after receiving pressure from the European Union to censor their content, which the globalist body claims is a haven for conspiracy theories undermining Ukrainian support in their current conflict with Russia.
“The rules are clear. There cannot be any circumvention,” said Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice president for values and transparency, to POLITICO.
“All actors should take their responsibilities. First, because it is the law in the EU. Second, everyone has understood what is at stake by now,” Jourová added, making the case for ubiquitous censorship of all non-globalist operations.
“We will not rest until everyone – including messenger services — take their responsibility in countering the Kremlin’s war propaganda,” Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal markets Commissioner, said in a statement of demands sent to Telegram.
While Telegram embraces censorship, an alt tech video platform – Rumble – is continuing to stream RT as they demonstrate their stalwart commitment to freedom of speech.
“The US mainstream media, as it so often does when writing about Rumble, has spent the day disseminating a completely false and misleading story about our relationship to the Russia-state news network RT,” a statement from the tech platform on Twitter reads.
“Contrary to false reports, RT did not join Rumble today or any time in the last several weeks,” the statement continues. “To the contrary, RT, like thousands of other users, has for a long while used Rumble, along with several other tech platforms, to publish their content.”
Their full statement can be seen here:
Renegade left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald posted a statement glorifying Rumble because of their unwillingness to buckle against immense pressure from the globalists wishing to enact the Orwellian Nightmare to win their information war:
The Ukraine/Russia conflict is showing who really stands for freedom of speech when it matters the most. Unfortunately, many are not passing the test, including Telegram. Rumble is proving itself to be a viable alternative to YouTube by rejecting arbitrary censorship.