Rumble Proposes an Open-Source Content Moderation Policy & Process to Improve Transparency & Put Creators First
"Despite the mainstream pressure, we have stayed true to our original content moderation philosophy since Rumble was founded in 2013," said CEO Chris Pavlovski. "Our mission is to protect a free and open internet, and we will never 'move the goal posts' on our community unless required by law. We're putting creators and users first by asking their views on the policies before we implement them. It's a philosophy that we feel is incredibly important for our society and one that has progressively differentiated our company from big tech platforms that continue to embrace 'cancel culture'."
"Unlike other tech platforms, Rumble's proposal will provide a free space for open discourse without politicized discrimination in the digital public square, while simultaneously protecting users from harassing behavior," said Robert Barnes, founder of Barnes Law LLP and the creator of the "Barnes Law" video channel on Rumble.
"We seek clear, transparent rules and non-discriminatory enforcement without political or partisan bias." said David Freiheit, founder of Freiheit Legal and the creator of the "Viva Frei" video channel on Rumble. "By starting with input from creators, these new content policies will help Rumble hold true to its mission of neutrality and ensure transparency for creators and users alike."
Today, the first phase of the new content moderation process, Rumble released a new set of proposed content policies and removal and appeals process. [See the proposed "Rumble Rules" and removal and appeals process here and provide feedback to [email protected]].
Rumble is a high-growth neutral video platform that is creating the rails and independent infrastructure designed to be immune to cancel culture. Rumble's mission is to restore the Internet to its roots by making it free and open once again. Additionally, the company announced in December 2021 the execution of a definitive business combination agreement with CF Acquisition Corp. VI . See the announcement here: https://corp.rumble.com