Trump-Backed Truth Social Joins Rumble Cloud
The Trump-backed Truth Social platform, backed by President Donald Trump, has joined the Rumble Cloud network in an attempt to get more people on the platform.
The Truth Social platform has had a major difficulty getting users on the platform, which has caused momentum behind the project to stall. The collaboration with Rumble is expected to move Truth Social out of its beta phase and allow for a more robust growth as they attempt to take on Twitter and other corporate monopoly providers.
Truth Social’s CEO Devin Nunes said that his organization partnering with Rumble is a “major stride towards rescuing the internet from the grip of the Big Tech tyrants.”
“Rumble’s cloud infrastructure is second to none and will be the backbone for the restoration of free speech online for ages to come,” Nunes stated.
“We are excited to partner with one of the fastest-growing social media companies on the internet. Providing top-notch cloud infrastructure is essential, and Truth Social users will start to see the fruits of our efforts immediately,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski said of the partnership.
Big League Politics has reported on the problems with Truth Social since its launch:
“Conservatives and populists have been cheering over news that President Donald Trump is launching an upstart social media venture to compete with the Big Tech giants.
“We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced. This is unacceptable,” Trump said in a written statement announcing his new venture.
“I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon. TMTG was founded with a mission to give a voice to all. I’m excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech,” he added.
However, the platform explicitly allows for censorship in its terms of service. They ban any user that will “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.” This terminology is incredibly vague and could end up being more restrictive against speech than Facebook or Twitter.
“Even censorship-heavy Facebook/Twitter don’t go as far as making their companies protected from criticism. I know this is gonna make some people mad, but Trump isn’t really about free speech if his TOS says you’re not allowed to hurt his feelings, as defined by him,” wrote journalist Ford Fischer, who has been frequently targeted with censorship by tech monopolies.”
Truth Social needs to improve their business model if they hope to really compete with the tech giants, but the partnership with Rumble is a good start.