Investigative journalist Ann Vandersteel considers all those Big Tech censorships that she has experienced to be a blessing in disguise. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” Vandersteel tells host Tom Renz during the “Lawfare with Tom Renz” program on Brighteon.TV.
She relates that her videos were always taken down by Big Tech, particularly YouTube.
“For a while they thought they’re doing us a disservice – Jack Dorsey, [Mark] Zuckerberg and those buffoons over in the Silicon Valley speech cartel,” says Vandersteel. “When they pushed us out of their platforms, we were forced to stop relying on the echo chamber that they put us in on.” (Related: Amazon takes censorship to whole new level with ban on “Killing Free Speech” documentary about censorship.)
Vandersteel and her fellow truth tellers have been forced to go and find other ways to reach out to each other.
“So we start to really search for one another, look for the truth tellers. And I have found out since I’ve been kicked out of these platforms that I have a much better reach, a much better connection with truth tellers out there, who are doing their own work and research to actually get the truth out,” she says.
But Vandersteel knows the work is far from done.
“We have to do more. We have to work together, pull our resources, reinvest to our business to increase the quality of the product, the frequency and the reach,” she says.
“I’m doing this for about six years now, and I’m really excited to see the amount of people that I’m surrounding myself. We touch a new demographic, and that’s the key to getting that wide reach that we need right now. The reach is what propels us into the depth.”
Truth tellers’ reach is getting bigger and wider with rise of new platforms
That reach is definitely getting bigger and wider with the advent of more platforms designed to give truth tellers like Vandersteel their own stage.
In May, the social media platform frankspeech.com was launched at Mitchell’s Corn Palace with nearly 1,700 people in attendance.
Frankspeech.com battles cancel culture
My Pillow CEO and Minnesota native Mike Lindell has led the launching and presentation of the platform. Lindell says his new social media platform is needed because of the suppression of the truth by the media and the cancel culture.
Radio talk show hosts Joe Piscopo, Eric Metaxas and Brannon Howse have joined Lindell at the platform’s launch.
GETTR an alternative to Big Tech sites
In July, former President Donald Trump’s top aide Jason Miller launched a new social media platform, billing it as an alternative to Big Tech sites.
Called GETTR, the platform has advertised its mission statement as “fighting cancel culture, promoting common sense, defending free speech, challenging social media monopolies and creating a true marketplace of ideas.” The app was officially launched on July 4, coinciding with the country’s Independence Day celebration. Former Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh is involved as a consultant on the app.
GETTR is one of the highest-profile projects in a larger ecosystem of pro-MAGA tech and social media platforms that have blossomed on the right. The app first went live on the Google and Apple app stores in mid-June.
A description for GETTR on the app stores calls it a “non-bias social network for people all over the world.” The app is rated “M” for mature, meaning it is recommended for users 17 and older. The name GETTR has been inspired by the words “Getting Together.” Posts are 777 characters long; the app hosts videos up to three minutes in length; and it is capable of hosting live streams.
Brigteon.TV out to destroy lies of mainstream media
Brighteon.com, of course, has expanded and now includes regular programs from morning until night on Brighteon.TV. A brainchild of Brighteon.com founder Mike Adams, Brighteon.TV features a full menu of likeminded individuals who do their research and are not afraid to tell what they have found.
Brighteon.TV is described as “a truly Patriotic and Christian platform that will destroy the lies of the mainstream media.”
Mainstream media corrupted by bigger players who want to destroy America
That is perfectly in line with how Renz sees things.
“The mainstream media just wouldn’t report anything. They didn’t care. And if they did report anything, it’s probably a lie,” he says. “It turns out, there’s a huge network of individuals who are completely decentralized, who do their homework and then put out what they find.”
Renz cites situations where members of the mainstream media don’t report things that they can easily find, such as the initial Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on COVID death counting in which the agency says all deaths will be counted as COVID deaths. “It sounds ridiculous, but we’ve got the paper [to prove it],” Renz says.
Apparently, mainstream media journalists are not equipped to do some simple research.
“Our mainstream journalists have become so corrupt. I’d like to say lazy, but I can’t give them the benefit of that doubt,” says Renz. “I don’t think that it’s laziness. It’s absolutely corruption – corruption is much more realistic.” (Related: Durham indictment of lawyer who worked for Clinton-friendly firm proves again how corrupt “mainstream media” really is.)
Vandersteel reminds Renz that they are also up against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which is determined to take down the U.S.
“They are funding a lot of this, working as a provocateur for the Big Cabal out there,” says Vandersteel. “They are part of this scheme to destroy our economy and to basically depopulate this country and allow it to be taken over by people who have no business being here because they have no interest to see this country thrive as a republic that it is founded.”
Watch the Sept. 21 episode of “Lawfare with Tom Renz” here:
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