BIG CHANGE COMING: Facebook, Google, and X announce they will ELIMINATE their news divisions, but Blaze Media has some changes of its own…

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There’s a big change coming in the news media industry, and according to Glenn Beck, conservative platforms like Blaze Media will most likely not benefit from these changes.

Nothing surprising there. However, there’s a silver lining.

Platforms like Facebook, Google, and X “look for the big stories of the day, and then they give you a rundown of them. They put them and push them into people’s threads, and people get their news that way,” says Glenn.

But that’s all going away apparently.

Over the weekend, Facebook announced that it would be eliminating its news division, and it looks like Google, X, and Instagram are planning to follow suit.

“That means that they’re not gonna be pushing stories out from the mainstream media from corporate,” says Glenn.

“That’s going to hurt the mainstream media a great deal,” he continues.

But before you celebrate, there’s a downside to consider.

“If I understand this correctly,” says Glenn, “they are going to let people repost news” instead.

What’s unclear is whether these mega corporations “are going to stop organizations like Blaze from actually publishing our news,” says Glenn, adding that as of now, “we’re not really sure what this means.”

“I don’t think it means anything really good for our side because it never does,” he laments.

Granted that Blaze Media has been “battling with these media groups forever” — groups that “have so many different tools that they use to silence stories and voices that they don’t like” — it’s unlikely these coming changes will benefit conservative media outlets.

“Even now, my Facebook page is throttled more than we’ve seen in a very long time,” adds Glenn, meaning that “the things that I’m posting to Facebook and other platforms are not getting to you.”

You may be wondering what exactly the silver lining is.

Well, let’s just say Blaze Media has been making some changes of its own.

“We have a big announcement, ... and tomorrow we’ll let you know what we’ve been working on,” teases Glenn.

Come back tomorrow to learn about the exciting changes Blaze Media has in store! See you then.

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Google censors searches for Kyle Rittenhouse in the same way it bans Adolf Hitler and the Taliban

A unanimous jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all of the counts that he had been facing. Rittenhouse was acquitted of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Despite his proven innocence in a court of law, Google censors Kyle Rittenhouse in the same manner it withholds certain searches for Adolf Hitler and the Taliban.

As of Sunday evening, when you do a Google search of "Kyle Rittenhouse shirt" on the tech platform's shopping tab, you receive a message that states: "Your search — Kyle Rittenhouse shirt — did not match any shopping results."

Oddly enough, right below the message was a paid advertisement from a company selling 20 different Kyle Rittenhouse shirts.

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It turns out that all of big tech's major search engines are banning Kyle Rittenhouse shirts on their shopping marketplaces, including Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, and Bing.

However, there is no shortage of the product. A quick Google search finds 29,600 results for the search of "Kyle Rittenhouse shirt."

Google has no issues selling shirts with serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer, the cannibal sex offender who killed at least 17 men in Wisconsin, John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of murdering at least 33 young men and boys, and Ted Bundy, who raped and murdered at least 20 young women and girls.

On Google shopping, you can purchase clothes featuring Che Guevara, a homophobic and racist Marxist revolutionary; Pol Pot, leader of the Marxist Khmer Rouge that killed more than 1.7 million people through work, starvation, and torture in four years; Joseph Stalin, the Russian communist despot believed to have killed 20 million; and Chairman Mao, the Chinese communist tyrant that killed 45 million in four years.

The big tech shopping platform has no problem selling shirts celebrating Antifa, which contributed to the record-high damages in the 2020 riots. Google also has no issues with apparel praising Rene Boucher, the convicted neighbor of Rand Paul who attacked the Republican senator and broke his ribs in 2017.

Besides Kyle Rittenhouse, the only other search terms that were found to be seemingly banned from Google shopping were "Adolf Hitler," "Nazi," "Taliban," "QAnon," and "Proud Boys."

Joe Rogan says Google is 'hiding information' about vaccine-related deaths — and he stopped using Google as a search engine

Mega-popular podcaster Joe Rogan said that Google is "hiding information" about vaccine-related deaths — and that he's ceased using Google as a search engine.

What are the details?

In an interview last week with former New York Times writer Alex Berenson — who's taken heat for raising red flags about COVID-19 vaccines and America's response to the pandemic — Rogan revisited the false narrative from the likes of CNN that he was taking "horse dewormer" to cure his COVID infection when a doctor legitimately prescribed him ivermectin, the Daily Wire said.

"What is the source of all this? What's the epicenter of bulls**t?" Rogan asked, according to the outlet, adding, "Specifically in my case, where they're saying, 'horse dewormer.' Like why? Who's doing that?"

Berenson replied that pollsters are looking at focus groups and that "when they're talking about 'horse dewormer,' there's somebody out there who's spending a couple million dollars a month or whatever it is to make sure ... 'Oh, this is not for humans, it's for animals.' They are testing all that language, and that is one reason why it sounds so similar," the Daily Wire said.

Rogan replied with a doozy of a claim concerning Google and his use of it:

It's one of the reasons I stopped using Google to search things, too. They're doing something to curate information. Where, like, if I wanted to find specific cases about people who died from vaccine-related injuries, I had to go to DuckDuckGo. I wasn't finding them on Google. And I'm like, "OK, well this is crazy." Like, "you guys are hiding information." I'm looking for very specific people and very specific cases, and I'm getting CDC websites, and I'm getting articles on the disinformation attached to vaccines, and vaccines being safe and effective, which for the most part they are — just like peanuts are safe and effective for the most part, you know?

Joe Rogan says he stopped using Google to search things because they are hiding information

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Rogan on the warpath

Rogan also has been counterpunching quite a bit of late:

A day after his interview with Berenson, he brutally took to task CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta over his network's "lie" that Rogan took "horse dewormer" to battle his COVID-19 infection.

"Does it bother you that the news network you work for out-and-out lied?" Rogan asked him. "Just outright lied about me taking horse dewormer?"

Gupta confessed, "They shouldn't have said that."

Yet later on Wednesday, CNN's Don Lemon interviewed Gupta about his chat with Rogan, and the pair completely glossed over Rogan's assertion that network 'lied' about him taking horse dewormer, as Lemon put on a spin-and-semantics clinic.

Even CNN contributor Mary Katharine Ham ripped the cable network Friday for its "dishonest" reporting on Joe Rogan and ivermectin.

"Rogan is right that it's dishonest to say he took horse dewormer when he did not. It was irresistible to dunk on him for a lot of people, so they went with that instead of sticking to 'hey, this anti-parasitic isn't recommended for COVID treatment,' which would've been credible," Ham wrote on social media, adding that CNN's inaccurate "horse dewormer" framing was "horses**t."

Google and YouTube will remove monetization and prohibit ads from content that questions global warming

Google and YouTube announced that they will take measures to strip online content of revenue producing opportunities if they express skepticism about global warming.

In a statement from Google's ad team on Thursday, the massive online company said they would deny ad revenue from content that contradicts "well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change."

Google says the new policy is in response to advertisers expressing frustration that their ads are appearing on content they disagree with.

"Advertisers simply don't want their ads to appear next to this content," the company said. "And publishers and creators don't want ads promoting these claims to appear on their pages or videos."

The new policy will be implemented through a mix of human review and automated tools.

The company appeared to claim that not all skeptical content will be demonetized, but that they will carefully distinguish "between content that states a false claim as fact, versus content that reports on or discusses that claim."

Big tech companies have come under fire for what some say is selective enforcement of their censorship policies to police those on the right while allowing left-leaning speech free rein.

"There is a huge risk, I mean, for one they're not particularly accountable except through your ability to sign off of the platform or sign on," said Kate Klonick, a law professor at St. John's University, to CNBC.

"There's no kind of vote, there's no type of representative, there's no way to weigh in on what the rules should be or shouldn't be. There are not even a lot even a transparency around the rules or how they're enforced, this is something that has just started developing in the last five years at all these companies," she continued.

"And so it's really dangerous when you think about the control that private companies have," Klonick concluded, "but at the same time it's really dangerous to think about what would happen if private companies weren't doing this type of work, and everything that would be going on in these platforms without them."

Axios called the new policy "one of the most aggressive measures any major tech platform has taken to combat climate change misinformation."

Here's more about censorship by big tech companies:

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