The website Rumble presents itself as a Conservative alternative to YouTube. The site started to become more political after Devin Nunes, unhappy with YouTube, began to move his videos to the site. Alt-Right figures Peter Thiel and JD Vance are also major investors in the site.
Chris Pavlovski, the CEO of the company wants to take advantage of the current controversy surrounding Joe Rogan. In a letter posted to Twitter, Pavlovski offered the podcaster $100 million to leave Spotify and come to his site.
The letter read:
“Dear Joe, We stand with you, your guests, and your legion of fans in desire for real conversation. So we’d like to offer you 100 million reasons to make the world a better place. How about you bring all your shows to Rumble, both old and new, with no censorship, for 100 million bucks over four years? This is our chance to save the world. And yes, this is totally legit.”
— Rumble (@rumblevideo) February 7, 2022
Considering the controversy surrounding Rogan, Spotify has actually treated him quite well. Company CEO Daniel Ek recently wrote in a memo to staff, “While I strongly condemn what Joe has said and I agree with his decision to remove past episodes from our platform, I realize some will want more. And I want to make one point very clear – I do not believe that silencing Joe is the answer. We should have clear lines around content and take action when they are crossed, but canceling voices is a slippery slope.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.