Rumble, which plans to merge with SPAC CF Acquisition Corp. VI (NASDAQ:CFVI), will reportedly carry Russian state-controlled news channel RT on its YouTube-like video platform.
While several content carriers have moved to restrict access to RT amid the Ukraine crisis, Rumble has agreed to pick up the Kremlin-backed channel, Reuters reported.
Rumble is slated to go public later this year through a merger with SPAC CF Acquisition Corp. VI. The deal, which values Rumble at $2.1B, is expected to close during the second quarter.
Content carriers that have moved to either restrict or drop access to RT in recent days include Meta Platforms’ Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) YouTube, DirecTV, and Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU).
Rumble’s video platform has become increasingly popular with conservative content makers. In December, Rumble signed a deal to carry content provided by Trump Media and Technology Group, which is backed by the former US president.
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