Ron DeSantis Is Ditching YouTube For Rumble

( Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis appeared to ditch YouTube entirely last week, and has future video content to conservative-friendly video social media website Rumble.

It follows three months of total silence on his official YouTube channel. The pro-Trump Florida Republican this week published a 45-second video on Rumble explaining why he was ditching Big Tech platforms and choosing alternatives that don’t restrict Americans’ First Amendment rights.

“Some of our biggest media conglomerates, who claim to be avatars of the First Amendment and free exchange of ideas, they really become cheerleaders for censorship,” Governor DeSantis says in the clip, which was taken from a recent press conference.

“If something doesn’t fit the overriding narrative, then in their view it’s better that it get left on the cutting room floor,” he added. “It’s best that you edit it out of existence, rather than actually tell people the truth.”

Between April 15 and 20, the Florida governor published a total of seven videos, ranging from speeches given in Florida to interviews on national networks.

Rumble CEO Chris Pavloski welcomed the governor onboard the platform during a recent interview with The Epoch Times.

“Gov. Ron DeSantis is a longtime proponent of free speech and has been at the forefront of the effort to de-monopolize Big Tech,” Pavloski said. “”He understands firsthand, Americans’ distrust of monolithic tech companies and the danger they pose to free expression and free markets.”

Pavloski added that YouTube recently removed a video of Governor DeSantis from its platform. The governor appeared in the video alongside a number of Ivy League-educated medical experts discussing the damaging effects of lockdowns.

The CEO added that, unlike YouTube, Rumble welcomes “robust and civic dialogue” on its platforms, including the “insights and expertise” of Governor Ron DeSantis.

In the April 12 video that YouTube censored, the governor said that Google and YouTube had not been “repositories of truth and scientific inquiry” but instead acted as “enforces of a narrative” throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Epoch Times, the governor said that the platform, in taking down the video, was “continuing what they’ve been doing for the past year: stifle debate, short-circuit scientific inquiry, make sure that the narrative is not questioned.”

Rumble is a major player in the alternative social media space and is already the platform of choice for big conservative names like Dan Bongino.

The platform is conservative-friendly but is completely open to left-wing commentators and activists too.