Rumble Promotes Oliver Stone’s ‘Ukraine on Fire’ Documentary Censored by Google

The alt-tech video platform Rumble is hosting iconic filmmaker Oliver Stone’s documentary, “Ukraine on Fire” that is being censored by Big Tech.

Rumble: “YouTube removed [Stone’s] documentary, “Ukraine on Fire.” We believe the public should decide what it sees, not Google execs. We’re proud to announce the producers uploaded the film to Rumble, enabling anyone who wishes to view it,” Rumble wrote in a Twitter post. The description for “Ukraine on Fire,” which was produced by Stone and directed by Igor Lopatonok, is as follows:

“Ukraine. Across its eastern border is Russia and to its west-Europe. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014’s Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it? “Ukraine on Fire” by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych. Covered by Western media as a people’s revolution, it was in fact a coup d’état scripted and staged by nationalist groups and the U.S. State Department. Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how U.S.-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 80s replacing the CIA in promoting America’s geopolitical agenda abroad .” Big League Politics has reported on the globalist censorship regime emerging to stifle all content refuting the official narrative pushed by Western propaganda sources:

“As the globalists push anti-Russian propaganda that would make Colin Powell blush and attempt to goad Westerners into accepting the rationale for World War 3, foreign news services are getting nuked from the internet.

25% of Twitter Users Produce 97% of All Tweets

A new study by Pew Research has once again underlined the ‘dominance of the few’ rule on social media, with the numbers showing that around 25% of Twitter users in the US produce around 97% of all tweets.

Pew Twitter study

The chart above bluntly illustrates that a small highly active group of Twitter users dominate discussion on the platform – which suggests that getting the right users to share your brand messaging can have a big impact, as only a fraction of Twitter users actively engage and post updates regularly.

Although interesting Pew notes that:

Although the top 25% of users produced the overwhelming majority of tweets within the study period, original tweets made up just 14% of their posts. By contrast, roughly 80% of tweets from this group are either direct retweets (49%) or replies to other tweets (33%). Replies and retweets similarly make up the majority of posts from less active tweeters as well.”

So 82% of tweets, from all users, are replies and retweets, not original posts, with retweets being the dominant element. That could suggest that there’s not much original thought going around the Twitter-sphere, despite the number of tweets being shared, while it also points to how the platform is being used to amplify certain elements through re-amplification.

Which is pretty overwhelming. 50% of all tweets, based on these stats, are retweets – which makes sense, as that would also include people adding their comments to those retweets as well (Pew doesn’t specify the use of Quote Tweets here). But it may also indicate that Twitter is not the hive of ideas and discussion that it might seem, with few users sharing anything at all, and when they do, much of that is tied to previous tweets, not entirely original thought.

The data underlines the significance of news sharing and discussion in the app, as opposed to direct interaction, which could indicate the platform’s influence in this respect, in prompting more engagement around news content.

Pew’s study also looked at overall engagement – and if you’re not seeing a heap of retweets and Likes in the in-app, this might make you feel a little bit better about your performance.

Pew Research Twitter Study

As you can see, in a typical month, the tweets produced by high-volume tweeters collectively see an average of 37 likes and one retweet.

So it’s not just you, there’s not a lot of tweet engagement going around in comparison to the number of tweets.

That seems to have changed over time, with general tweet engagement declining, despite rising activity in the app. Maybe users have gotten over engaging, though they may still be reading tweets – but the bottom line is that you shouldn’t be overly discouraged by lower tweet engagement because that’s what everyone sees.

Still, it does feel a little problematic. Going on these numbers, the most prolific Twitter users are sharing a lot of retweets, that see very little engagement. Could those figures be influenced by bots re-amplifying specific tweets and/or movements?

Another element that Pew’s latest tweet study looked at is privacy settings and user understanding of private and public tweets.

“Among users who volunteered their profiles for research purposes, 65% said their account is public, 19% said their account is private and the remaining 17% said they’re not sure. But in actuality, a direct examination of the privacy settings of these users’ accounts revealed that the vast majority (89%) of U.S. adults on Twitter have public accounts that are visible to anyone visiting the site. Put differently, 83% of Twitter users who say their accounts are private or who are not sure of their privacy settings have public accounts.”

That seems like a problem, and another reminder of the gaps in digital literacy, which could be a part of broader concerns relating to misinformation, angst, and other negative impacts of social media interaction.

If people don’t even understand how their privacy settings work, how can they be expected to understand algorithmic amplification and the potential impact that it can have on the content that they see?

In this sense, while privacy options are one key element, the bigger issue this highlights is that many people simply don’t understand some of the key aspects of digital interaction, which could have far more significant consequences for information dissemination and engagement.

There are some interesting notes in the study, which also looks at how Twitter users engage with news content, and how that impacts their perception of the latest information and shifts.

If you’re looking to get a better understanding of how Twitter, and social media in general influence broader discourse, it’s worth taking a look.

Click Here to read the full ‘Behaviors and Attitudes of U.S. Adults on the Twitter’