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    Nandini Jammi remembers the moment she learned she was accidentally destroying the news industry. Like so much else in 2020, it came as an unpleasant surprise. As the cofounder of a social media campaign called Sleeping Giants, Jammi had perfected the art of pressuring advertisers to stop funding websites that peddle hateful content. In 2017, Sleeping Giants attained national notoriety when its viral protests on Facebook and Twitter helped cause a 90 percent drop in Breitbart News’ ad revenue—kneecapping one of the most important and inflammatory right-wing publications of the 2016 election. The experience left Jammi, then in her late twenties, exquisitely attuned to the central economic fact of internet content: Good, bad, or neutral, it’s all sustained by...
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) identified Google’s suppression of Breitbart News within its search engine as an example of the technology company’s left-wing political agenda to assist the Democrat Party, offering his remarks on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Jerome Hudson. Johnson recalled Google’s near-complete removal of Breitbart News from its search results. Google manipulates search results for those “investigating politics,” Johnson said. “They’ll send you to everything positive about Joe Biden and everything negative about Donald Trump.” “[Google’s] manipulation can be powerful,” Johnson added, “and then, of course, what they’re doing with other search results, which is why Breitbart’s results are down so low. It’s obvious that they have political bias.” LISTEN: Johnson wrote...
    As Big Tech suppresses conservative views in the name of fighting “fake news,” tech titans like Google and Facebook turn to Wikipedia to provide another “fix” to the problem. Despite messaging from Wikipedia’s owners encouraging this trend, over the years, Wikipedia and its sister sites have pushed hoaxes and false information into the media and academia. There are multiple notable cases in which media reports and academic studies copying off Wikipedia were used to support the claim on the online encyclopedia in a form of circular sourcing named “citogenesis.” Ever since its inception, Wikipedia has sold itself as the online encyclopedia “anyone can edit” and its owners have attributed the site’s reputed reliability to this factor. Past academic studies have presented...
    Vice President Mike Pence appeared with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily today to discuss how the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe are censoring conservative voices online. Commenting on Facebook, Google, and Twitter censoring a video of medical professionals holding a press conference to discuss the Wuhan coronavirus, Pence said, “we’re going to do our very best every day between now and election day and for four more years after that to make sure that we preserve the freedom of speech and freedom of the press on the internet.” Vice President Mike Pence appeared on Breitbart News Daily this week to discuss the ever-growing issue of online censorship from the tech giants of Silicon Valley...
    Former President Barack Obama is privately telling some of the biggest and most influential donors on the left that the 2020 election will not be a lock for former Vice President Joe Biden because President Donald Trump’s voters are “glued” to outlets on the right like Breitbart News and will turn out in droves in November, according to a Thursday report in the New York Times. Obama has reportedly raised $24 million for Biden in two months by having conversations with people like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, actor George Clooney, and top party leaders. According to the Times, “donors who have paid six-figure sums” have been able to see Obama have these “wide-ranging Q. and A. sessions about the state...
    The official Twitter account of Breitbart News remains locked and unable to post, because it was used to post a video of a press conference featuring Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and frontline doctors sharing their views and opinions on coronavirus and the medical response to the pandemic. The platform has yet to respond to Breitbart’s appeal after nearly 48 hours. Twitter is punishing a news organization for live-streaming a press conference held by a congressman and licensed medical doctors. Breitbart News lodged an appeal with Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Nearly 48 hours later, Twitter has yet to respond or restore Breitbart’s ability to post. Twitter has not replied to a Breitbart News request for comment on how long such a review is expected to...
    Breitbart News provides a “much truer understanding of the world” than the New York Times, noted Dennis Prager, sharing his assessment of this news media outlet in an interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s edition of the former’s eponymous radio show. “You do a great job,” said Prager to Marlow. “Breitbart.com is one of the most important sites in America.” Prager added, “If you only read the New York Times or only read by Breitbart, you would have a much truer understanding of the world with the latter. So, keep up the good work, Alex.” “One of the most powerful voices on the Internet in the world is Breitbart,” stated Prager, “and they have an enormous readership...
            by Eric Lendrum  As the 2020 election draws nearer, search engine and tech giant Google is being exposed as engaging in election interference by artificially altering search results to negatively impact right-wing sites, as reported by Breitbart. Breitbart reports that its own visibility on Google search results has been reduced by as much as 99.7 percent of its previous performance since the 2016 election. In contrast to its performance in April of 2016, when it was among the top ten search results for 355 key search terms, it now ranks in the top ten of only one such search term in the month of July of this year. Overall search traffic to Breitbart from the Google...
    Madonna, who is no stranger to controversy during her long career, was doing what she does best when she posted a Breitbart News video that landed her in trouble with Silicon Valley censors. The pop star got flagged on Instagram for posting a Breitbart News video from the America’s Frontline Doctors press conference this week in which physicians addressed the pervasive climate of fear that they believe has obscured important facts about the Chinese coronavirus. In her post, Madonna praised  Dr. Stella Immanuel, the Houston physician who says she has treated 350 coronavirus patients with hydroxychloroquine. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube remove video of doctors who support hydroxychloroquine -> https://t.co/2jjw97qFfD Madonna censored by Instagram -> https://t.co/98zRCI7KNy pic.twitter.com/V6jdecUZNd — Megan #FREEAssange (@GraffitiExpert) July 29,...
    House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said during an antitrust hearing on Wednesday that big tech companies are “out to get conservatives,” citing Google purging Breitbart News from its search results. Jordan delivered his opening statement during the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust hearing regarding Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google’s dominance on the Internet. The Ohio conservative listed several instances in which big tech companies censor conservatives, including Breitbart News. He said: I’ll just cut to the chase: Big tech is out to get conservatives. That’s not a suspicion. That’s not a hunch. That’s a fact. July 20, 2020, Google removes the homepages of Breitbart and The Daily Caller. Just last night we learned that Google has censored...
    News outlets, pundits, politicians, and other social media blue checkmarks pushed a viral video with claims that Hurricane Hanna had knocked down part of a border wall in Texas. The claim was debunked by U.S. authorities and the Mexican public official who first published the video has deleted it from her account. The fake news began on Monday when Yadith Valdez, a former journalist and the current spokeswoman for the Nuevo Leon Attorney General’s Office tweeted a video that showed sections of a border wall under construction collapsing from strong winds. In her now-deleted tweet, Valdez claimed the collapse was caused by Hurricane Hanna, which struck the Rio Grande Valley over the weekend. Valdez’s video gained traction in Mexico where...
    Mexico’s mainstream media and several public officials promoted a false story about Hurricane Hanna collapsing part of the border wall in the Rio Grande Valley. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says there was no wall damage in the area. The story first surfaced on Twitter through a video that shows wall sections under construction falling down from strong winds. While the video does not show a location for the collapse, the false narrative gained traction when the spokeswoman for the Nuevo Leon Attorney General’s Office Yadith Valdez tweeted and eventually deleted the video. Hours after Valdez’s tweet, the head of Mexico’s Public Radio Network, Jenaro Villamil, posted the same video and adding that the collapse took place along the...
    Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak urged President Donald Trump’s supporters not to count down days until the presidential election, but to count votes instead, offering his guidance on Thursday’s edition of America First with host Sebastian Gorka. Pollak offered his insights in discussing his new book Red November: Will the Country Vote Red for Trump or Red for Socialism?. Partial transcript below: POLLAK: I want people to stop counting days until the election. GORKA: We do it every day on this show. Why, Joel?  POLLAK: Losing campaigns count days. Winning campaigns count votes. GORKA: Oh, it’s salty. I like that, Joel. POLLAK: Let me explain. I want to impress this on people. If you’re counting down the days, you’re saying you can’t...
    More than 110 people have been shot over the course of nine days in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) New York City. 1010WINS reports that the victims were wounded or killed in 83 different shootings that occurred “over a nine-day period ending Saturday.” The NYPD noted that the violence brings NYC to 503 shootings for the year, with 605 shooting victims. On June 28, 2020, Breitbart News reported that NYC witnessed 11 shooting victims in under 12 hours. The shootings occurred between 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, and 5 a.m. Sunday, June 28. The New York Post reported that the victims were shot in eight separate shooting incidents scattered over “Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan.” On June 21, 2020, Breitbart News...
    Eleven people were shot in Democrat-controlled New York City between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday. The New York Post reported that the victims were shot in eight separate shooting incidents which scattered over “Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.” The violence means there have been 59 shootings since Monday, and those resulted in a total of “81 people shot.” Breitbart News reported on June 23 that NYC shootings surged 358 percent over what they were a year ago. NBC 4 pointed to data which showed there were 55 shootings June 14-20, 2020, compared to 12 for the same week in 2019. At least 20 people were shot, seven fatally, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago over a 24-hour period that began around...
    An intrusion suspect who allegedly tried to make entry into a Springfield, Missouri, home Friday night died after being shot by the homeowner. Ozarks First reports that the incident occurred around 11:00 p.m. Friday night. Springfield Police Lieutenant Chad McIntyre indicates that the suspect was allegedly breaking into the home when he was shot. KY3 identified the deceased suspect as 36-year-old Kenneth L. Clay. He was shot by homeowner David R. Jones, who says Clay allegedly shot first, striking him in the foot. Jones then returned fire, killing Clay. AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political...
    The trifecta of coronavirus fears, George Floyd protests, and the push to defund the police has resulted in surging gun sales in Minnesota. CBS 4 reports it all began with fears of virus-related civil unrest leading to record background checks for gun sales in March 2020. The number of background checks conducted in Minnesota in March represented a 20-year high. Then came the May 25 death of George Floyd and the subsequent riots, after which Frontiersman Sports owner Kory Krouse said the demand for guns went through the roof. Krouse said, “People are really scared coming in here. We had a three, four hour wait just to get up to the counter during the height of … the rioting.” As a...
    Permit applications for the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card that allows someone to buy a gun in Illinois have surged over 500 percent amid the social unrest and violence currently seen in Chicago and other Democrat-controlled cities. The Chicago Tribune reports the demand for gun permits and guns is so great Illinois’ 72-hour waiting period, which includes background check, is actually lasting about “94 business hours.” They explain the backup by noting the Illinois State Police firearms bureau is simply overwhelmed. From “June 1 to June 17, there were more than 42,000 applications for FOID cards, compared with about 7,000 during the same time last year.” That represents an increase of just over 500 percent. To put things in perspective–the 42,089...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva revealed Wednesday his plans to increase the issuance of concealed carry permits by 400 percent. Getting a concealed carry permit in L.A. County has been difficult in past years, regardless of the sheriff in charge. On February 14, 2013, Breitbart News reported that the carry permits may have been disproportionately given to friends and donors of Sheriff Lee Baca. LA Weekly noted that people securing the hard-to-come-by permits included: Emerson Glazer: the son of the man who developed the Del Amo Fashion Center mall in Torrance, gave Baca “basketball tickets and gift baskets.” Stan Shuster: the owner of a cigar room, gave Baca “shirts and golf balls.” Michael Yamaki: “is among Baca’s best...
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s (Ret.) attorney, Sidney Powell, exclusively told Breitbart News that the “rule of law” prevailed after an Appeals Court ordered a lower court to grant a request by the Department of Justice to drop its case against the former National Security Adviser. Powell told Breitbart News she is “Delighted to see the Rule of Law work. The Court of Appeals decision is consistent with every other court that has addressed these issues.” She continued, “We appreciate the Integrity and professionalism of the Department of Justice that produced the exculpatory evidence that has been hidden for years, and the prosecutors stepping forward to dismiss a case that never should have been brought. “We trust that Judge Sullivan will...
    More than 40 people were shot, six fatally, on Monday June 23, 2020, in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the total number of shooting victims at 41, six of whom succumbed to their wounds. NBC Chicago reports that the last of the fatal shooting occurred around 12:45 p.m. Monday when “three women were shot, two fatally, in an apparent domestic-related shooting in Gresham on the South Side.” Monday’s violence follows a Father’s Day Weekend in Chicago in which over 100 people were shot, at least 14 of them fatally. On June 21, 2020, Breitbart News reported at least 56 people had been shot in Chicago by Sunday morning of Father’s Day Weekend alone. Nine of those shooting victims died....
    A male protester at the “Black House Autonomous Zone” (BHAZ) outside St. John’s Episcopal Church on Monday evening demanded the right to talk about his genitalia, accusing female activists of “body-shaming him.” The bizarre scene unfolded during Breitbart News’ livestream of the Black Lives Matter-affiliated protest, which began earlier in the evening when rioters attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson, which they had defaced, in front of the White House. U.S. Park Police pushed the crowd away from the statue and out of Lafayette Park, and were assisted by D.C. Metro Police. But the Black Lives Matter protesters used the intersection, renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza earlier this month by Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser, as a...
    New York City shootings have surged to the point they are now 358 percent higher than they were at this time last year. NBC 4 reports data released Monday shows there were 55 shootings in the last week compared to 12 for the same week in 2019. Over 70 people were injured in the shootings, with victims “[varying] in age from 16 to 47.” On June 21, 2020, Breitbart News reported shootings had risen sharply during Monday-Friday of last week. The increase in numbers came after the NYPD disbanded its plainclothes anti-crime unit. The NBC 4 report notes the shootings continued to pile up over the weekend but NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) indicated no support for bringing back the anti-crime...
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) indicates the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) will be shut down following the shootings that occurred on Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day Weekend. Breitbart News reported that people were shot, one fatally, inside CHAZ early Saturday morning. The Associated Press reported that the deceased person was 19 years old and the wounded person is in critical condition. The Guardian quoted police union president Mike Solan noting that he feared officers were in danger simply by responding to the shootings. He said, “The community is at grave risk and the men and the women that provide that public safety service, they’re at grave risk as well.” Another shooting occurred in CHAZ on Sunday night, leaving...
    Reports indicate that shootings in New York City surged last week following the NYPD’s decision to disband its plainclothes anti-crime unit. The New York Post reports the unit was disbanded on Monday, June 15, 2020, and the week ended with “28 [shooting] incidents and 38 victims.” During the same week in 2019 there were only 12 shootings. An law enforcement source told the Post, “This is what the politicians wanted — no bail, nobody in Rikers, cops not arresting anyone.” The source added, “All those things equal people walking around on the street with guns, shooting each other.” The Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted: NYC shooting violence in 24 hrs thanks to New York’s FAILED politicians who lack the courage to...
    The top 100 universities in the United States overwhelmingly featured leftist commencement speakers this spring. A study found that only one university featured a conservative commencement speaker in 2020. A recent study published by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) revealed that only one of America’s top universities invited a Republican commencement speaker in 2020. Universities and colleges around the nation featured leftist speakers including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) and actor George Takei. Miami University of Ohio was the only university included in the study to invite a conservation commencement speaker. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) gave a virtual commencement address for Miami University students...