Mega-billionaire Elon Musk may be interested in other tech platforms than just Twitter.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Musk hinted that he would be open to working with Rumble, a streaming service that is seen as one of YouTube’s most serious rivals.
Russell Brand, an actor and populist pundit, made a video explaining why he was shifting his video show to Rumble, and the Tesla CEO replied. Due to YouTube’s banning of his content, Brand urged his followers to follow him to Rumble.
I’ve been censored on Youtube 🧵 pic.twitter.com/2JwGFzdXY6
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 27, 2022
The businessman said he’d be open to the idea of collaborating with Rumble in the future.
Musk was responding to a question posed by Chris Pavlovski, the CEO of Rumble.
Elon, I founded Rumble and forever wanted to work with you. Below is from 2010 when I visited SpaceX. I was ready 12 years ago, and I'm ready 12 years from now. Whenever you're ready 🚀
In the meantime, let's peer our datacenters with Starlink to secure free speech 🙂 pic.twitter.com/TkWHDTGtrp
— Chris Pavlovski – 🏴☠️ $RUM (@chrispavlovski) September 27, 2022
In response to a query from conservative commentator Dan Bongino, Musk did pour cold water on the concept. After agreeing to buy Twitter, a censorious Big Tech platform, the engineer all but stated he is engaged with a legal dispute with the company.
It would be really incredible if you and Rumble got together. A force multiplier like no other.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) September 27, 2022
Supporters of free expression weren’t surprised by Musk’s interest in Rumble, and some saw it as a potential turning point in the process of regaining internet freedom.
Maybe worth talking at some point
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 28, 2022
After reaching a deal to buy Twitter, Musk’s acquisition of the site was hindered by lawsuits.
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