"UPDATE: We are currently experiencing a major DDOS attack. Our engineers are investigating and we will report back here with updates," Rumble said. A DDoS attack is "a cybercrime where the attacker floods a server with internet traffic to prevent users from accessing connected online services and sites." It disables the site that is attacked.
UPDATE: We are currently experiencing a major DDOS attack. Our engineers are investigating and we will report back here with updates.— Rumble - 🏴☠️ $RUM (@rumblevideo) November 20, 2023
"When I said the cavalry is coming, I was not joking. In the coming days, we are going thermonuclear as well. Everyone is about to witness the greatest pushback against the censorship regime. The people’s support for all organizations in this mission is critical," Pavlovski said.
Rumble is dedicated to free speech, as is X.
Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski has rejected attempts by activists, government officials, and censors to censor accounts on the platform. As for many free speech absolutists, the idea behind Rumble is that the answer to speech you don't like is simply more speech.
At 2:54, Rumble posted to X that services had been restored, with the post including a map where a large portion of the attacks came from.
"The world doesn’t like freedom of expression, but we will hold the line for as long as we need to."
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
UPDATE 2: Services are restored.— Rumble - 🏴☠️ $RUM (@rumblevideo) November 20, 2023
The world doesn’t like freedom of expression, but we will hold the line for as long as we need to.
Here is a map highlighting where a good portion of the attacks are coming from. pic.twitter.com/LdyScRgKfb
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