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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. 


“Mini AOC” Doxxed, Harassed and Shutdown for Tasteless Border Satire

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jul 5, 2019 5:49PM

It should go without saying that propagandized children shouldn’t be punished for the tasteless politics of their parents. 

The Making of a YouTube Radical: Why Reactionaries Hate Critique

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jun 29, 2019 11:23AM

Ultimately, the platform is stuck between being an ineffectual monopoly or being a legitimate platform willing to filter out the echo chambers of its users and enforce comprehensive rules as a community.

"Thinkspot" Says it's a Censorship-Free Alternative to Big Tech. Here's Why We Should Be Skeptical.

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jun 23, 2019 11:45AM

The supposedly censorship-free promise of platform might feel more authentic if its founders didn't have their own selective stances on free speech. 

YouTube Removes and Reinstates Black Pigeon Speaks Without Reason

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jun 22, 2019 10:44AM

Black Pigeon’s return may come after a wave of unethical censorship, where credible history channels and independent journalists faced the brunt of YouTube’s enforcement, but to pass equal enforcement when the target is by no means equal is telling.

YouTube Bans Live Streaming for Kids Following Pedophilia Ring Scandals

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jun 15, 2019 11:34AM

Like many content policy issues the video behemoth has faced before, it's impossible to weed out bad behavior without hurting innocent content creators in the process. 

#VoxAdpocalypse: Why YouTube Suspended Steven Crowder’s Revenue

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jun 7, 2019 3:32PM

Though Maza and Crowder both frame themselves as victims, the real losers appear to be all the small YouTube creators being demonetized and left without clear policy guidelines.

Twitter Launches Feature Fighting Misinformation About Vaccines

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jun 2, 2019 10:05AM

The facts-forward new feature is a good first step, but Twitter still has some important bugs to work out. 

Milkshake Revolution: Food as Political Protest

  • Bailey Steen
  • Jun 1, 2019 10:23AM

It turns out throwing dairy products is a proud "Western" tradition. Somehow I don't think that's going to make Farage feel better though. 

A Few Bad Partisans Still Poison the Diversity of the Intellectual Dark Web

  • Bailey Steen
  • May 25, 2019 10:38AM

As responses to the various critiques of the IDW have made clear, not everyone in the movement is created equal. But the IDW's continued association with people like Dave Rubin continue to hurt its credibility. 

8CHAN: Exploring the Online Safe Space for White Nationalists

  • Bailey Steen
  • May 18, 2019 2:16PM

Safe havens for white nationalists are growing online, and reflects the government's lack of concern when it comes to domestic terrorism.