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. 


Facebook & Mainstream Media Paid Wikipedia for Reputation 'Damage Control'

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 24, 2019 10:08AM

According to a report from the Huffington Post, Edward Sussman has been working as a sort of digital PR fixer on Wikipedia for institutions like Facebook and NBC. 

Police are Forcing Google to Hand Over User Data Through 'Reverse Location Search Warrants'

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 23, 2019 10:28AM

Now you don't need to be involved in a crime to have your data searched -- you just have to be crime-adjacent. 

YouTube Wants to Add Their Own Fact-Checking Feature and It's a Terrible Idea

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 17, 2019 10:27AM

Beyond having a terrible track record with platform-based initiatives of this kind, it's clear that YouTube doesn't know the first thing about fact-checking its own content. 

GOP Parental Leave Plan Robs Families of Social Security Benefits

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 16, 2019 9:08AM

The new legislation presents families with a false choice of either going back to work or paying for time off through their own retirement savings. 

Trump Vows Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 10, 2019 10:05AM

It’s not clear how a presidential order will persuade colleges to address their cultural divides on freedom of speech -- what is clear is why Trump is appealing to this tactic.

Journalist Tim Pool Fails to Expose Twitter’s Accountability Crisis

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 9, 2019 10:35AM

We wanted a reckoning with Twitter's myriad transparency and enforcement problems. Instead, we got 3 hours of Pool complaining about anecdotal conservative censorship. 

YouTube Restricting Millions of Comments After Pedophile Scandal

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 3, 2019 1:25PM

YouTube's purge of would-be pedophiles on its video platform has been reminiscent of #Adpocalypse, while introducing a new list of problems. 

Democrats Claim Obstruction of Justice in Investigation of Betsy DeVos

  • Bailey Steen
  • Mar 2, 2019 10:23AM

The removal of Sandra Bruce, independent inspector general for the Department of Education is being cited as evidence of an attempt to thwart the investigation into Betsy DeVos' ties to a shady accreditor of for-profit colleges. 

The Intellectual Dark Web: A Guide to Free Speech Hypocrisy

  • Bailey Steen
  • Feb 24, 2019 10:49AM

For a group whose identity is built largely around discussing controversial ideas, many among their umbrella seem remarkably sensitive. 

The Saudi App on Google That Monitors Women

  • Bailey Steen
  • Feb 23, 2019 3:30PM

The Saudi monitoring app run by the Saudia Arabian government has enabled the wrongful subjugation of women.