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Bailey T. Steen


Bailey T. Steen is an Australian journalist, editor and film critic. Bailey’s career started as a weekly film columnist for the Melbourne based site Janks Reviews. Growing tired of emerging extremists on the political left and right, his work was soon published on the political outlet Newslogue, writing to an audience of ten thousand. Bailey covers world politics, political extremism, and new media issues for TrigTent. 


China Strengthen “Secret Police” Raids Against Their COVID-19 Critics

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 22, 2020 11:23AM

The crisis has only expanded the scale of the Chinese government's authoritarian crackdown on its population. 

YouTube Warns of Increased Video Removals Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 21, 2020 11:52AM

Social isolation policies all over the world mean that YouTube is having to rely even more on its notoriously imperfect AI to moderate content on the platform during the pandemic. 

Facebook Temporarily Abandons Cryptocurrency Plans Amid Congressional Pressure to Regulate

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 20, 2020 11:38AM

Though earlier reports of completely abandoning the project seem to be false, it's clear that Facebook plans to seriously alter their original cryptocurrency ambitions.

Australian Lawsuit Targets Facebook for $500B Over Cambridge Analytica

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 15, 2020 11:07AM

Australia’s communications commission is suing Facebook over for its role in allowing a deceptive phone app to secretly invade the privacy of 87 million users. 

New Section 230 Changes Threaten Online Civil Rights Under the Guise of Fighting Child Porn

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 8, 2020 11:23AM

Though the EARN IT Act has a clearly admirable goal, it's implications for free speech and privacy online are disastrous. 

Young Turks Founder Cenk Uygur Accused of Union Busting, Retaliating Against Employees

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 7, 2020 11:27AM

The progressive news giant is in the midst of a very ugly battle with staff who say that their union activities are being met with resistance and retaliation.

Elizabeth Warren's Criminal Penalties for Online Misinformation are a Disaster Waiting to Happen

  • Bailey Steen
  • Feb 9, 2020 11:53AM

The vague wording and broad scope of Warren's proposed plan lead one to wonder whether her solution might be worse than the problem. 

The DNC’s Iowa Caucus App Raises Major Election Security Concerns

  • Bailey Steen
  • Feb 1, 2020 1:54PM

The alleged vulnerabilities raise an obvious question: why use the app at all? 

Can Facebook Enforce Their Ban On Deepfakes Ahead of the 2020 Race?

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jan 31, 2020 12:04PM

Even if the answer is yes, the policy itself has some serious flaws. 

.ORG: Non-Profits Fight Billion Dollar Legal Case Over Domain Sale

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jan 19, 2020 11:34AM

It should be self-explanatory why a private company owning the domain rights over all non-profits across the globe would be quite a contradiction.