QAnon and Don Jr.'s Favorite New Video Platform Is Getting Some Serious Cash - 2021-05-20
Rumble, the right-wing video-sharing platform that's become home to anti-vaxxers and QAnon supporters—and is Donald Trump Jr.'s favorite new social media platform—has been reportedly valued at $500 million after investment from "Hillbilly Elegy" author J.D. Vance and tech billionaire Peter Thiel.
Rumble exploded in popularity late last year after YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook took action against disinformation and conspiracy theories on their platforms. It got another boost in popularity after the January 6 Capitol insurrection when the platforms banned a host of prominent conservative voices—including former President Donald Trump.
While the platform is home to some mainstream channels, such as Reuters, its most popular content is a right-wing fever dream, including videos from figures like Dan Bongino, Steven Crowder, conservative author Dinesh D'Souza, writer John Solomon, Rep. Devin Nunes, and pro-Trump commentators Diamond and Silk.