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Steve Bannon Permanently Banned From Twitter After He Uses the Platform to Say Anthony Fauci Should Be Beheaded

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Steve Bannon has been permanently banned from Twitter after he posted a video to the platform suggesting that Donald Trump should behead Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

On Thursday morning, Bannon posted a problematic video from his online show, “War Room: Pandemic” to his Twitter account. In it, Bannon said that Trump should fire both Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

But simply firing Fauci and Wray wouldn’t be enough for Bannon, he also called for their beheading.

His exact words were as follows: “I’d put the heads on pikes. Right. I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you are gone.”

The gruesome statement violated Twitter’s policy against citing violence and the social media giant quickly took action by removing the video and permanently suspending his account. And Twitter is not the only social media platform to take action. Both Facebook and YouTube removed the video, stating that it violated their policies against calling for violence. But Bannon’s video had already been live on Facebook for 10 hours and racked up hundreds of thousands of views before Facebook took action.

As a refresher, Steve Bannon was President Trump’s Chief Strategist before he was fired from the administration in 2017.

Before that, Bannon was the head of Breitbart news, a far-right publication that he described to reporters as a “platform for the alt right”. Trump’s former Chief Strategist has long touted extreme right-wing views, opposing immigration and lauding pro-Western nationalism.

He has been endorsed by white nationalists and white supremacists like alt-right personality Richard Spencer and KKK member David Duke. He once told a crowd of members of the far-right National Front party in France to, “Let them call you racists. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor.”  

At such a crucial and high-stakes point in our history, both misinformation and calls-to-violence are unfortunately running rampant on social media–some of which are promoted by President Trump himself.

At this point, social media platforms know they have not only a responsibility, but a duty to discipline users who abuse their platforms. To combat the spread of dangerous misinformation that fuel the flames of anger and division among Americans right now, social media platforms are going to great lengths to flag and remove content that is false, unverified, or directly violent.

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Bad Bunny Says He’s Collab With BTS And We Need To See This Start Happening Now

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Bad Bunny Says He’s Collab With BTS And We Need To See This Start Happening Now

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The world is currently asking, “Will fans get a Bad Bunny and BTS collab?” In short, maybe. Bad Bunny recently teased that he would be down to do a collab with the K-Pop sensation and the two fandoms are ecstatic.

Bad Bunny is totally open to doing a collaboration with K-Pop sensation BTS.

Bad Bunny was a recent guest on “E!’s The Rundown” when the host asked her about all of his impressive collabs. She then asked him what he though about doing a collab with BTS and he was genuinely shocked and excited at the same time.

“Oh wow,” Bad Bunny said. “I have to learn how to dance first, right. I know how to dance but not like BTS.”

He then showed what dancing he can do and confirmed that he would collab with them once he learned how to dance.

Of course, fans are all abuzz with the potential of a collab.

People are ready to show him how to dance so they can get that collab going. There is no time to waste in getting this going. The people have been given a glimpse of the future that they want and there is nothing that is going to stop them from getting it. You can’t just tease the people with this kind of musical majesty.

Fans are calling on members of BTS to start reaching out to get this done.

With technology what it is today, they can all get on a video call and teach Bad Bunny their moves. Zoom and FaceTime are making the world work better and more directly across borders as we wait out this virus. If you can conference call your company then you can definitely Zoom to learn some dance moves for what is clearly a very wanted collaboration.

Fans are hyping each other up to make sure that we all do our part to make this happen.

There has been non stop chatter on social media calling for this collaboration made of music greats to happen. Bad Bunny and BTS have taken over the world with music that is not in English. People around the world are vibing to Korean and Spanish music thanks to these two musical geniuses.

We are truly all on the edge of our seats hoping that this kind of collaboration becomes a thing.

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Team Trump’s Latest Appearance At The Oversight Committee Hearing Was A Complete Trainwreck Oh And Giuliani Farted

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Team Trump’s Latest Appearance At The Oversight Committee Hearing Was A Complete Trainwreck Oh And Giuliani Farted

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Something stinks in the White House and it’s not just Donald Trump and his inability to cope with being a loser.

Rudy Giuliani’s campaign effort to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election continues to waft through hearing rooms like a rotten gaseous scent… which, according to video recordings, not unlike the one Guiliani is suspected of releasing during Wednesday night’s conspiracy-filled hearing in Lansing, Michigan.

Giuliana stirred up a rash of cackles this week when the audible sounds of his stomach were heard during the hearings.

Four hours into the lengthy event, two fart sounds could be heard while Giuliani delivered his speeches. During the Michigan hearing, Michigan state Rep. Darrin Camilleri asked Guiliani a question about the recent New York Times story which reported that Giuliani talked with President Donald Trump about seeking pardons for himself last week.

“The discussions between Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani occurred as the former New York mayor has become one of the loudest voices pushing baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, which Mr. Trump still proclaims publicly that he won,” NYT reported. “Many of Mr. Trump’s longtime aides have refused to do his bidding to try to overturn an election that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won by nearly seven million votes. But Mr. Giuliani has repeatedly thrust himself into the spotlight to cast doubt on the results, which has ingratiated him with the president.”

Guiliani objected to Rep. Camilleri’s questions and accused him of defamation.

“I will ask that he be disciplined for that,” Giuliani requested into the microphone which picked up the first pedo sound.

Not 90 seconds later, Camilleri asked Giuliani to address Attorney General Bill Barr’s statement that federal prosecutors had yet to come across evidence of election fraud.

“The answer that I gave you was that they didn’t bother to interview a single witness,” Giuliani replied as another louder even larger sounding pedo came in through the mic.

It didn’t take long for Giuliani’s loud fart to go viral on Twitter.

HuffPost reporter Ryan Reilly shared the clip on Twitter on Wednesday night. It has since been viewed more than 1.6 million times.

Users were quick to note that Jenna Ellis, another attorney taking part in Giuliani’s campaign of lies about a Trump 2020 victory. (Which did not happen) could be seen reacting to the noise by glancing at him over her shoulder.

Like the hot air Giuliani blew into the hearing, there were quite a few bizarre moments that came about.

Giuliani brought in a parade of alleged election fraud witnesses who all managed to make outrageously conspiratorial and racist statements during the hearing. Plus, according to Buzzfeed, “Giuliani was not sworn in at the hearing, so he was under no legal obligation to tell the truth.”

One “witness,” Melissa Carone drew audible laughter during the hearing for her clown-like performance.

According to The Guardian, Carone is a contract worker for Dominion Voting Systems and “appeared before a Michigan house panel on Wednesday and insisted, without providing evidence, that tens of thousands of votes had been counted twice.” Her aggressive approach to her claims quickly drew viral attention on Twitter from users who were quick to compare her to a Saturday Night Live character.

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