Donald Trump has a new plan to avenge the big tech banish
After then-President Donald Trump led a failed coup in Washington, many social media companies — including Trump favorite of them all: Twitter — started him from their foundation. Now, almost a year on from the January 6 riots, the former president and current leader of the GOP is one step closer to taking revenge on Big Tech.
So far, Trump’s effort to create an alternative MAGA media has proven to be fruitless or what a shame. But there is reason to believe that Trump is closer than ever to his dream of a Trumpy social network; he is privately discussing his option to partner with Rumble, a right-wing YouTuber based in Canada.
According to email and server records, it appears that Rumble and Trump’s still-coming social media app, Truth Social, have shared some infrastructure, with Rumble hosting a mail server for the app according to Trump’s plan.
In recent months, Rumble and the two-time impeached former chairman’s social media venture have been negotiating a potential business partnership, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of these sources, who spoke to Trump about the prospect, said the former president has repeatedly asked about how much Rumble can pay him – and has bragged that whatever Rumble offers, His partnership will be worth “double,” given his massive fan base of conservatives and Republican voters.
A spokesperson for Rumble and Truth Social did not respond to a request for comment from The Daily Beast.
Trump’s fledgling media parent company — Trump Communications and Technology Corporation (TMTG) — is already in the process of going public and has already received high praise. more than a billion dollars, according to Reuters. Rumble, announced to go public on Wednesday, is highly rated around 2.1 billion dollars.
Trump joined Rumble in June, marking the former president’s first new account at a social media company since Twitter, Facebook and YouTube suspended him following the Uprising on Capitol Hill. His son, Donald Trump Jr., joined Rumble in February and has made the channel the primary source for hosting videos of his Fox News appearances and short commentary on issues in the news.
Trump announced the creation of a new social media company, Truth Social, in October. The app is one of the pillars of Trump Media and Technology Corporation (TMTG), a “media powerhouse.” has ambitions to compete with the liberal media conglomerate and against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley,” according to a presentation from the consortium.
In addition to accounts of a possible partnership between Truth Social and Rumble, The Daily Beast found evidence of some limited collaboration between the two companies in email records, showing a mail server for Truth Social is hosted at a Florida IP address owned by Rumble.
Andrew Morris, founder and CEO of cybersecurity firm GreyNoise, reviewed The Daily Beast’s findings.
“There’s overlap. Rumble is hosting a Truth Social mail server,” Morris said. “The server is not in use but it is a valid server. This email domain was set up by the operators of Truth Social and it is partnered with Rumble.”
As social media platforms crack down on elections and COVID-19 misinformation, conservatives outraged by content moderation have sought to build their own alternative facts ecosystems. , with apps that look like Parler, backed by the wealthy Mercer family, and Gettr, a Twitter clone operation by former Trump spokesman Jason Miller and sponsored by Chinese defector billionaire and conservative donor Guo Wengui.
But even in the midst of a field crowded with right-wing apps, Rumble has become the darling of prominent conservatives in elected office and the media.
The app has attracted funding from deep-pocketed Republicans like J.D. Vance of the Ohio Senate, as well as former Trump adviser and billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel.
Originally founded in 2013, the company has gained popularity among conservatives since Trump took office.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took a stance on welcome company to Sarasota after Rumble announced it would move its headquarters from Toronto in November. He cut down on the number of videos his office uploads to YouTube to move them to the governor’s Rumble channel.
California Republican Representative Devin Nunes and conservative talk show host (and best friend Trump) Dan Bongino was one of the first MAGA characters to join Rumble as a content creator. But since then, the company has expanded its list of paid contributors to include a wide range of right-wing pundits and pro-Trump media figures, such as Glenn Greenwald, former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard, and former Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard. Washington Examiner columnist Siraj Hashmi, and others.
CEO Chris Pavlovski describes founding the platform in 2013 as an attempt to capture the goliaths of the tech industry like YouTube.
“They built these foundations on the support of our aunts and uncles, and in 2013 they started emphasizing the [Multi-Channel Networks], a lot of great creators, big icons, brands, etc,” Pavlovski said during a podcast appearance in July. “We built Rumble in 2013 to bring distribution and monetization to small creators.”
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