Prominent intellectuals, journalists, authors, and whistleblowers signed the anti-censorship ‘Westminster Declaration’ in support of free speech last month, warning that ‘regimes that eroded free speech have always inevitably weakened and damaged other core democratic structures.’
The draconian 'Digital Services Act' will compel regulators to target 'disinformation.' One Swedish MEP warned it 'leaves power in the hands of arbitrary tech giants' and argued, 'What is legal to express publicly in the streets and on squares should also be legal online.'
This alliance between tech giants throws into relief the notions of free speech and censorship, as consolidating power within a few entities can inadvertently or deliberately mold the narrative, thus sidelining alternative voices and perspectives.
Rumble, based in the United States, stands at the forefront of freedom in responding to the British government's demand to censor Russell Brand, who vehemently denies the rape and sexual assault allegations against him.