Independent media is being purged from social media platforms at an alarming rate. Facebook has been banning pages with millions of fans and followers for no stated reason. Twitter has already been shadow banning content creators for years but is now outright banning dissenting voices
Google believes their censored search engine in China could have broad benefits around the world. That coming from a memo that the CEO of google reportedly sent to six U.S. Senators. Is Google outright stating that its mission is to control the information flow globally?
A crowd of nearly 7,000 migrants are moving from Honduras, currently in Mexico and on their way to the U.S. border. President Trump says he will not allow them in and the situation is once again becoming a huge political debate over immigration. But immigration
Could the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi lead to Congress blocking a $110 Billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia? If so, tens of thousands of lives in Yemen might be saved. Lets give it a Reality Check.
Stop providing billions of dollars to Afghan security forces if those forces are sexually abusing young boys. Seems like a pretty reasonable idea… and yet that effort was blocked in the U.S. Senate. Who would continue to provide billions of dollars to security forces when
The FDA has failed to convince the DEA to schedule Kratom as a Schedule 1 drugs so instead, they are employing a strategy to ban it state by state and the State of Ohio is leading the charge. But once again, the claims being made
800 Facebook pages purged in one day for posting “political content”, including the Free Thought Project, the Anti-Media, Police the Police, Press For Truth and hundreds of others. It is the largest single purge so far and yet this attack on independent media has been
A new report finds that the U.S is reponsible for more than 3,300 civilian deaths in Syria since 2014. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to back Saudi caused genocide in Yemen. Lets give it all a Reality Check.
The circus that has surrounded the Bret Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has been drowned out by 36 year old, uncorroborated accusations of sexual harassment. But the truth is that Kavanaugh’s record demonstrates that he is not a constitutionalist and has acted as
Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona sex crimes prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee has released a lengthy memo detailing why she believes Ford is not a credible accuser. We take a look in this Reality Check. swa
Apple’s new terms of service state that the company will now review your phone calls and emails for purpose of assigning you a “trust score”. The Trust Score, Apple says is meant to protect against fraud, but what is it truly about?
The TSA is running a surveillance program called “Quiet Skies” that involves monitoring people in airports who have not committed a crime or who are not on any watch list, but who are acting suspiciously. Just wait until you hear the criteria and how unsuccessful
The fourth nail in the social media coffin of Alex Jones came when Twitter forever banned the Infowars founder and host. But it is why Twitter suspended Jones that we should pay attention to, because it affects every one of us. Are social media companies
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues to push against Amazon and specifically what he sees as a perverse economy being created by the worlds richest man, Jeff Bezos. Sanders has now introduced a plan called “The Stop Bezos Act”. This plan would require that companies like
A nearly two year old document reportedly issued by Media Matters for America lays out a plan for “defeating Trump” and Republicans over the next four years. But is this strategy actually responsible for the social media purge which only protects establishment “left” and “right”
It has been 17 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001. 5 years ago I covered the story of a group called Re-Think 9-11. The summary of that report in which I pointed out then and still point out today is that now, 17
Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike’s new 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. There has been a lot of backlash on social media and against NIKE stocks over the phrase “Believe in something, even if it costs you everything.” So will Nike actually stay
Once again the U.S. government is supporting and funding Al Qaeda fighters, this time in Yemen. It is something we have seen before in Libya and Syria. So why does this continue to happen? Is it because the “War on Terror” is just a farce
A new white paper claims that the FDA’s claims that Kratom is a dangerous and even deadly substance are nothing more than junk science. Let’s give it a Reality Check.
Are the U.S. and Israeli governments helping to dictate which pages are purged from Facebook and social media? Could that explain why Venezuelan news channel Telesur has been removed from the site?
In the past 48 hours two people associated with President Trump and his 2016 campaign have made major headlines. The President’s former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations while at almost the exact same moment, the Trump Campaign’s former chairman Paul Manafort
Over the past few weeks Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has made an incredible claim that Russians have hacked into Florida’s voting machines and “have free reign to move about”. But is there any evidence that this claim is true? Lets give it a Reality Check.
Twitter has lit up with claims that a Green Party candidate is to blame for the loss of a Democratic Congressional candidate in Ohio’s 12 District. But did the Green Party candidate play spoiler? If he did, is that actually a problem? Lets give it
The head of the NSA says that the United States is engaged in a war of “weaponized information” with China and Russia… but what about the fact that it is legal for the U.S. government to propagandize its own people? Lets give it a Reality
FBI documents now prove that Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous “Steele Dossier” was being paid by the FBI just before he went to work for Fusion GPS. What else is the FBI not telling us about the “Trump-Russia Investigation”? Let’s give it a
Alex Jones banned, the Mind Unleashed disappears… Is Facebook’s continued purge of dissenting voices on its platform going to lead to the demise of the company? Lets give it a Reality Check
Four Things You Need To Know About the OIG FBI Report… 1. Comey Was Insubordinate 2. FBI Agent Was Willing to Influence Election 3. Five FBI Employees Referred For Investigation 4. FBI Leaks and Gifts From Media We break down some of the most important
Major institutions across the U.S. are taking a stand in the debate over gun control. Many gun control advocates believe this is a great move by American corporations. But what does it mean when corporations are punishing customers for behavior that is not illegal? Could
Another shocking story of sex trafficking in the United States, this time involving a Hollywood actress arrested on charges of recruiting women to become sex slaves for a cult. The cult, operating as “self-help” business NXIVM, has connections to both Hollywood and political elite.
The FBI planted a spy in the Trump campaign? Turns out that claim is true. But the story is so much deeper than that. Who that spy has turned out to be, is a man with CIA connections who has inserted himself into presidential campaigns
Seventeen years of wasted taxpayer money and government mismanagement: millions of U.S. dollars spent on projects to rebuild Afghanistan that have not helped the Afghan people. In some cases, these projects actually put Afghans in danger.
“The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker says the the EU needs to replace the U.S. as a global superpower because President Trump has announced that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. But is he right? We give it a
President Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. It is a campaign promise that he made repeatedly during the election. Trump has said the Iran deal is the worst of all time, and instead of staying in it
Just hours after releasing our investigation into who’s funding the White Helmets, the news broke—the State Department has ceased funding the controversial group. But is that true? What funding has been cut?
You’ve no doubt heard of the White Helmets, aka the Syria Civil Defense. They claim to be a neutral entity in Syria. They say they are just helping people caught in the middle of a civil war. But are they? Follow the money and you
Though his life was mercilessly short, 24-month-old Alfie Evans was at the center of a heart-wrenching debate over who should have final authority over a child’s medical care: the parents, or the state.
A candidate for sheriff in North Carolina has said he would confiscate guns in his county by taking them from the “cold, dead hands” of the people he is supposed to protect. Now, he says he was only joking. But joking or not, the attitude
President Trump recently announced a ban on Venezuela’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro. That’s right—Venezuela created its own national crypto, possibly to circumvent U.S. sanctions. But could the petro do more than that, and actually catalyze government-controlled cryptos around the world?
From the checkout at Target, to your Facebook account, browsing the Internet or even just walking on a city street—credit cards are being swiped, messages are being shared, and cameras are recording. So are the rules of how businesses use your data fair and respectful
Our government and our media have been peddling lies to justify war, from WMDs in Iraq to humanitarian intervention in Libya. The latest? A U.S.-led missile strike on Syria for the alleged use chemical weapons on civilians. This, just a week after President Trump said
A viral video showing news anchors all over the nation reading the exact same words verbatim has people wondering, is this fake news? The promotional content all comes from media giant Sinclair, who owns all of these local broadcast news stations. But is Sinclair the
The Syrian government is being blamed for another gas attack. Then, Israel is blamed for a missile strike on a Syrian air base killing 14 people including Iranians. There are major problems with what is being played out in the Middle East that other media
Last week a U.S. District court judge rejected a request by Saudi Arabia to dismiss lawsuits accusing the nation of being involved in the 9/11 attacks. So what does this mean for the families of 9/11 victims? Does this mean that Saudi Arabia’s immunity in
There is a new video making the rounds of news anchors from Sinclair owned TV news stations across the nation, all saying the exact same thing. The video compiles them parroting the same script. So why are these news anchors reading like drones, and is
The next director of the CIA might be one of the most controversial picks ever. Gina Haspel not only helped to oversee the CIA’s torture program, but may have also destroyed evidence in an effort to hide torture techniques. Is this really the person who
It’s a disheartening statistic: the child sex trafficking market is resulting in more than 1 million children abused around the world each year. So how has this market proliferated? And what’s being done to address it in the U.S.?
It may be the most controversial right we have as U.S. citizens: the right to keep and bear arms. The root of that controversy is in the often misunderstood intention of the Second Amendment. So what is it really about?
There’s a effort among politicians and celebrities to amend #CDA230 to help sex trafficking victims through legislation, H.B. 1865. But does this new bill actually help stop sex trafficking, or hurt victims?
Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey said it himself, that yes, the U.S. meddles in other countries elections. But when we do it, it’s for the right reasons, it’s for a “good cause.” Is that true? This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.
When it comes to the debate over mass shootings in America, why does the discussion always go toward tougher gun laws? And yet, we are not talking about the role of antidepressants and other psychiatric medication. The truth? The connection between mass shooters and these
Is there an internet purge of conservative voices or voices of dissension online? Some say yes, and that the purge is being pushed by several social media companies. We’ve heard about censorship before… but is what is happening now an all-out purge?
It’s been three months since the media outcry over the open market slave trading in Libya and yet, the problem persists. And the root cause of how these slave markets were created, thanks to U.S. foreign policy, has been ignored. Do you want to end
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you’ve been hearing about cryptocurrency. Bitcoin and dozens of other coins, as either being the future of currency or causing the biggest bubble ever. One of the biggest criticisms of cryptocurrency is that it’s just made-up money,
The U.S. is intensifying action in Syria by the day. But why? Candidate Trump said he would stay of out Syria because he warned that ISIS and Al Qaeda would take over and yet President Trump is taking the very steps he warned that Hillary
The opioid crisis is killing tens of thousands of Americans each year. So why would the FDA crack down on a substance that may be helping millions of addicts get off drugs like heroin and Oxycontin? This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere
Reality Check with Ben Swann: This episode of Reality Check takes a look at the GOP Memo on the FBI and explains why the real story here is one with FISA transparency.
Reality Check with Ben Swann: It’s been a couple of weeks but I had to take this one on: President Trump reportedly refers to African nations as well as the island nation of Haiti as a “shithole” and the media, both on the left and
Reality Check: The latest mass shooting at a school in Florida is once again reigniting the debate over gun control and mental health. But now the media headlines are blaming President Trump because, they say, he signed a bill that actually made it easier for
In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with independent journalist Ben Swann about his pizza gate video, leaving the msm and the current state of independent media.