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Facebook and Twitter Suspend President Trump’s Accounts

Both platforms said that Trump violated their policies, Twitter warned of a permanent suspension after removing three tweets, one of which was a video where he repeated unfounded claims of election fraud.

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President Trump’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were locked hours after an angry mob stormed the U.S. Capitol resulting in one person being shot to death by police.

Both platforms said that Trump violated their policies, Twitter warned of a permanent suspension after removing three tweets, one of which was a video where he repeated unfounded claims of election fraud.

“Future violations of the Twitter rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account,” Twitter said.

Both companies have taken steps to curb misinformation by placing fact-checking disclaimers on Trump’s tweets, those measures have only intensified since Election Day.

“This is an emergency situation, and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video,” tweeted Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity. “We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence.”

Facebook condemned the violence at the Capitol and promised to take steps to moderate content related to the situation. Those measures included removing videos and photos from those that stormed the Capitol. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, removed similar content.

Facebook said it would be blocking the president’s account from posting for 24 hours due to two policy violations.

Twitter’s safety team put out a statement saying the “calls to violence” were a violation of its rules.

“In regard to the ongoing situation in Washington, D.C., we are working proactively to protect the health of the public conversation occurring on the service and will take action on any content that violates the Twitter Rules,” the statement said.

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Steve Bannon Speculates If FBI Raid Might Lead to Trump Assassination

Bannon stated that the search of Trump’s Florida home could that the FBI or those within the government are plotting against the former president.

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The former strategist for Donald Trump is reacting to what many in the news media are discussing, the FBI raiding Mar-a-Lago. Steve Bannon went on Alex Jones’ InfoWars, where he slammed the department. 

Furthermore, Bannon stated that the search of Trump’s Florida home could be a precursor as to what the FBI or those within the government are plotting against the former president. 

“I do not think it’s beyond this administrative state and their deep state apparatus to actually try to work on the assassination of President Trump,” Bannon said, per Mediaite

“Everything’s on the table. I think his security should be at the highest it’s ever been, and honestly … I think he should have flown down to Mar a Lago this morning, walked out at noon today, and said, ‘Hey, I’m running for President of the United States. Suck on that.’”

Bannon also used the opportunity on Jones’ show to dispel any rumors of Trump running for president in 2024 after Trump released on Truth Social that strongly suggested a new run for office. 

Also, the former Trump aide continued by saying, “they’re trying to liquidate InfoWars,” referencing the nearly $50 million Jones has to pay the Sandy Hook parents who sued him for defamation.

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Bill O’Reilly: ‘Unholy Alliance’ Between Liberal Media and Government Officials

A recent effort by citizens to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is O’Reilly’s point of contention.

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On Monday’s episode of The O’Reilly Update podcast, during the “message of the day” Bill O’Reilly focused on the ties between liberal media outlets and government officials.

“There are unholy alliances in play,” O’Reilly said. “That is press agencies advancing the fortunes of leftists seeking power, while at the same time ignoring injustice. Let’s focus on a very vivid example: the Los Angeles Times. Like its namesake in New York, the LA Times is a liberal outfit. Nothing wrong with that, if an attempt is made to provide straightforward news coverage. Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening. While crime is devastating LA and other California cities, the newspaper is desperately trying to save progressive law enforcement agents who are directly responsible for the death and destruction.”

A recent effort by citizens to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is O’Reilly’s point of contention. He claims homicides are up 94% since Gascon took office in December of 2020. Shootings are up 54%, and O’Reilly pins those numbers on Gascon’s policy of criminal justice reform. O’Reilly used recent editorials from the California newspaper saying “the notion that a D.A. can make crime rise or fall over a period is absurd” as an example of this “unholy alliance”.

“What is absurd is that newspaper not processing the violent crime it reports on every day. That’s absurd,” O’Reilly argued. “The truth is the progressive movement believes the American criminal justice system is racist and wants to destroy it. The LA Times is part of the progressive movement. It has allied itself with that. And so, death in the streets of blighted neighborhoods really doesn’t matter for the greater good of criminal justice reform.”

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Axios, Cox Enterprises Reach Agreement on $525M Sale

The new deal will also include an additional investment of $25 million in Axios’ media branch

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Axios has new owners as the company announced Monday that it agreed to sell to its most recent primary investor, Cox Enterprises. Furthermore, the agreement between the two companies is for $525 million. 

The deal is structured to secure investments that will continue to pour into local news after the company began providing coverage in 2020 after initially focusing on politics, tech, and business when it was founded in 2016. 

“A big part of this investment is to expand the number of local markets we serve. Local watchdog journalism is so important to the health of any community, and no one is more focused on building that out nationally than Axios,” Cox chairman and CEO Alex Taylor said.

The new deal will also include an additional investment of $25 million in Axios’ media branch to assist the company in growing across its local, national, and subscription news products.

“This is great for Axios, for our shareholders and American journalism. It allows us to think and operate generationally, with a like-minded partner — and build something great and durable that lives long after we are gone,” Axios CEO Jim VandeHei said.

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