After being banned from the airwaves by major radio chains for the better part of four months, Morgan Wallen has quietly slipped back onto the air at most country stations in the last two weeks, even as he remains persona non grata at awards shows and other high-profile events. “There was no fanfare at all […]
Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov is banned from leaving his home country and thus cannot legally attend the Cannes Film Festival this summer, where his film “Petrov’s Flu” will debut in competition, his lawyer told AFP Monday. The 51-year-old helmer was sentenced in June 2020 to a three-year suspended prison sentence and issued a fine over […]
Despite being out of office and banned from major social media outlets, President Trump still triggers Joy Behar.
The View co-host couldn’t bring herself to give the former president any credit, as more and more media reports have come out adding veracity to the theory touted by Trump at the beginning of the pandemic, that the COVID-19 coronavirus strain looks like it may have escaped from a research lab in Wuhan, China.
The show hosts began by playing a clip of Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health further distancing himself from his earlier strongly held position that there was no evidence supporting the lab leak theory.
Whoopi Goldberg prompted Behar to bash conservative criticism of Dr. Fauci with this flippant question: “Joy Is it fair to criticize Fauci for not knowing the exact answer when everyone wanted it?”
Behar chuckled before tearing into Republicans as “anti-science.”
“No. I mean, you know, this anti-science crowd on the right with the — with Trump has been criticizing Fauci from the giddy up as if he’s an Oracle of Delphi instead of a scientist. The man gets the facts, gets the information and then adjusts what he says to people. What do they expect from him?” she complained.
Behar then defended China as unfair targets of the former president, scoffing that if Trump was right about the virus origin, that would only be a “lucky guess:”
”Trump was blaming the Chinese from the beginning. He was using them as scapegoats. If it happens to be true it was from Wuhan, then that was just a lucky break on his part because he took a guess, in my opinion.”
Fellow co-host Sara Haines also defended the media’s automatic dismissal of the theory because apparently our “racist” president was less trustworthy than the Chinese Communist Party:
When that theory came out that it could have come from a lab, it came out under the former administration. I think the messenger matters. I think during that time when that theory started to be told, it was buried in an administration and a former president who often kind of troped in uh, kind of racist terms and dog whistles. So it buried the message that could have been actually reasonable but no one was going to hear it because it came from under Trump’s administration and the media at that time was used to what he doled out. ….
Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin complained any investigation into the pandemic’s origins would be “highly politicized” and that was Trump’s fault, (and he was probably wrong anyway:)
HOSTIN: As Joy just referenced, the prior administration bungled, you know, the handling of the pandemic. There’s just no question about it. The prior administration hid a lot of information from United States citizens. The prior administration, you know, just bungled any vaccine roll-out. They had no plans. They didn’t follow the Obama infectious disease plan. They hampered scientists from sharing information. He was trafficking in you know, saying things like you know, you could swallow bleach and cure this. I think that it will be highly politicized but I also–and I think if you speak to experts in viral genome evolution they determined this is — it’s almost certainly was not engineered like a bio weapon that senator Tom Cotton seems to be pushing, that in fact it was probably naturally occurring.
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Read the transcript portions below:
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Sara, do you think that because this pandemic hit in the way that it hit that everybody had an idea of where it came from, but nobody knew for sure and no one was letting the science roll out to find out? Do you think that might be a reason people had so many different theories?
SARA HAINES: I do….When that theory came out that it could have come from a lab, it came out under the former administration. I think the messenger matters. I think during that time when that theory started to be told, it was buried in an administration and a former president who often kind of troped in uh, kind of racist terms and dog whistles. So it buried the message that could have been actually reasonable but no one was going to hear it because it came from under Trump’s administration and the media at that time was used to what he doled out. ….
GOLDBERG: Joy Is it fair to criticize Fauci for not knowing the exact answer when everyone wanted it?
JOY BEHAR: No. I mean, you know, this anti-science crowd on the right with the — with Trump has been criticizing Fauci from the giddy up as if he’s an Oracle of Delphi instead of a scientist. The man gets the facts, gets the information and then adjusts what he says to people. What do they expect from him? Trump was blaming the Chinese from the beginning. He was using them as scapegoats. If it happens to be true it was from Wuhan, then that was just a lucky break on his part because he took a guess, in my opinion.
GOLDBERG: Sunny, any investigation on this will be highly politicized. What’s the takeaway for you here?
SUNNY HOSTIN: Well, I think it will be highly politicized. As joy just referenced, the prior administration bungled, you know, the handling of the pandemic. There’s just no question about it. The prior administration hid a lot of information from United States citizens. The prior administration, you know, just bungled any vaccine roll-out. They had no plans. They didn’t follow the Obama infectious disease plan. They hampered scientists from sharing information. He was trafficking in you know, saying things like you know, you could swallow bleach and cure this. I think that it will be highly politicized but I also–and I think if you speak to experts in viral genome evolution they determined this is — it’s almost certainly was not engineered like a bio weapon that senator Tom Cotton seems to be pushing, that in fact it was probably naturally occurring. But The bottom line is we don’t know 100%. We don’t know 100%. Science is an evolutionary type of thing so you have to find out everything, right?
To the growing list of banned topics on Chinese Communist run TikTok, we can now add satirical impressions of Dr. Anthony Fauci. According to comedian Tyler Fischer, whose hilarious Fauci impressions have gone viral on Twitter and YouTube, apparently TikTok is not amused.
My Fauci impressions are starting to be removed from TikTok for breaking “community guidelines.” Censorship causes extremism, cause now I have to go do my impressions door to door like a psychopath. 🏡 🕺🏼🏡 pic.twitter.com/EXXTz1Rp0V
— Tyler Fischer (@TyTheFisch) May 17, 2021
The parent company of TikTok, ByteDance, did not respond to a query by The Federalist about this apparent ban.
TikTok’s parent company, China-owned ByteDance, did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s inquiries.
As the novel Wuhan coronavirus pandemic comes to an end, earning its name from its first outbreak in the Hubei province of central China, Fauci has been the fiercest defender of lockdowns despite their colossal costs. The Chinese intelligence tool, TikTok, which U.S. national security officials sought to ban within American borders, has responded to Fauci’s impending irrelevance with apparent protection from criticism. Fauci has also consistently thrown cover for the China-dominated World Health Organization (WHO) and rejected theories the coronavirus emerged from a lab in Wuhan involved in research funded by Fauci’s NIAID.
Here is one of the “Fauci updates” that the Chinese Communist Party seems to find too dangerous to allow on its TikTok platform.
Important Dr. Fauci update: pic.twitter.com/xTePKmeOBk
— Tyler Fischer (@TyTheFisch) May 3, 2021
Exit question: Does TikTok also ban Winnie the Pooh?
After being banned by Facebook and Twitter, former President Donald Trump is considering new platforms to share his content.
Trump is reportedly considering Clouthub and FreeSpace, new social media networks created to take on Big Tech.
Jeff Brain, the chief executive of Clouthub, a new social media network launched in November of 2020, believes his company can meet the needs of conservatives who are sick of being censored by Big Tech.
“CloutHub is a non-biased platform,” the site reads. “We support free speech and protect your privacy. We don’t data-mine, track, or sell user data. We don’t suppress your reach or manipulate what you get to see. We empower our members to influence the issues they care about.”
Lara Trump, Rudy Guiliani, and Michael Flynn are already on Clouthub.
Earlier this month, Brain slammed Facebook for banning the former president.
“Yet again, Facebook has deprived the American people of our right to hear from President Trump,” Brain’s statement read. “What Big Tech is doing to Donald Trump – and to the millions of Americans who cherish free expression – is simply inexcusable.”
“CloutHub is an ideal place for the 45th President – our unique, all-in-one platform will enable him to mobilize his base and make his voice heard,” he added. “More importantly, we do not answer to Big Tech, and are the most reliable alternative social media platform in the industry.”
Trump also appears to be considering FreeSpace, a Facebook alternative owned by parent company Skylab Apps Inc.
“FreeSpace is a social media platform focused on the POWER OF POSITIVITY that entrepreneurs and families can be proud of,” the platform boasts.
Trump was banned from Facebook shortly after the January 6 Capitol Hill riot CEO Mark Zuckerberg specified that the dangers of Trump’s profile were “simply too great.”
“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” he said. “[W]e are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”
Twitter followed suit a day later.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter Safety said without elaboration.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact Twitter at (415) 222-9670 and Facebook at (650) 308-7300 and demand that the platform provide equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.
YouTube banned almost 40 channels that used the tactic. Disinformation experts say they haven’t seen the ploy used before.
Nearly all major social media platforms banned former President Donald Trump in January after he called for “peace” following the Capitol riot. A new study from the Pew Research Center revealed just how controversial the bans were to the American people.
The Pew Research Center conducted a study of 4,623 U.S. adults who were asked about their views on permanently banning Trump from social media. The groups were nearly evenly split, with 50 percent of American respondents not in support of a permanent ban. Fifty percent of U.S. adults said that Trump “should NOT be banned permanently,” compared to 49 percent who said he “should be banned permanently,” according to the study.
Pew conducted the study from April 12 to April 18, prior to the date that the Facebook Oversight Board decided to at least temporarily uphold the suspension of Trump.
The study noted that 88 percent of respondents who identified as “Republican” or “Republican-leaning independents” did not agree with the barring of Trump from social media. Ninety-five percent of conservative Republicans also disagreed with a permanent ban, as did 77 percent of moderate and liberal Republicans.
Meanwhile, only 18 percent of Democrats or those who lean Democratic did not support a permanent ban for Trump. Fourteen percent of liberal Democrats also disagreed with a permanent ban, as did 22 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats.
The survey respondents on the left who expressed concern about a permanent Trump ban were not alone. Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, for example, said that Trump “probably should be allowed back on” social media. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) even said that he did not “feel comfortable” with Trump’s removal from social media platforms. Kate Ruane, the Senior Legislative Counsel of the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), also reportedly expressed concern over Facebook and Twitter’s removal of individuals like Trump.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact the Facebook Oversight Board on Twitter or Facebook and demand that Big Tech be held to account to provide clarity on “hate speech,” rules that seem to be applied inconsistently. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.
Donald Trump has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram. Facebook’s Oversight Board, the independent body established by the social giant to review content-policy decisions, on Wednesday issued a ruling upholding Facebook’s earlier decision to suspend the former U.S. Trump was suspended from Facebook or Instagram over his role in the Jan. 6 attack on […]
A judge permanently banned the release of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood employees discussed the alleged sale of fetal body parts.
William Orrick, a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, ruled Wednesday that pro-life videographer David Daleiden was in breach of contract when he secretly recorded videos of the National Abortion Federation’s conferences. The ruling bars Daleiden from ever releasing the videos he recorded at the conference, meaning hundreds of hours of footage will never see the light of day.
“The defendants’ First Amendment arguments do not defeat preclusion or otherwise weigh against entry of judgment on the breach of contract claim,” Orrick wrote.
Attorneys for the Thomas More Society, the law firm representing Daleiden, said they plan on appealing the ruling. Firm vice president and senior counsel Peter Breen said the court’s ruling violated journalistic freedom.
“This permanent injunction covering up the release of incriminating video from a large abortion trade show strikes at the heart of the First Amendment,” Breen said. “The American people deserve to see and hear what the abortion providers of this country are willing to say and do to skirt and even violate the law.”
Daleiden’s videos purportedly show Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue. Daleiden’s legal representation has argued that he used tactics similar to other undercover journalists. A coalition of groups including PETA and free speech organizations filed briefs on behalf of Daleiden, arguing that his tactics echoed those of whistleblowers in the past.
The ruling is the latest in a long line of developments in the legal conflicts surrounding Daleiden’s work as an undercover journalist. Last year, Orrick ruled that Daleiden had to pay more than $13 million to cover Planned Parenthood’s legal fees. Daleiden filed a defamation suit against Planned Parenthood in September alleging the organization launched a smear campaign against him to distract from the content of Daleiden’s videos.
Orrick’s role in the legal proceedings has also come under scrutiny due to his past financial support of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Northern California. Daleiden’s attorneys unsuccessfully attempted to get Orrick removed from the case.
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The former president was permanently banned from Twitter earlier this year.