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Who Is Going to Control Crypto - RC023

4/24/2018
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President Trump recently announced a ban on Venezuela’s new national cryptocurrency, the petro. That’s right—Venezuela created its own national crypto, possibly to circumvent U.S. sanctions. But could the petro do more than that, and actually catalyze government-controlled cryptos around the world? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Reality Check with Ben Swann is a twice-weekly show that takes on systems that disenfranchises people, breaking through narratives...

Duration:00:05:06

Is Your Personal Data Safe in the Hands of Corporations - RC22

4/19/2018
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From the checkout at Target to your Facebook account, browsing the Internet or even just walking on a city street—credit cards are being swiped, messages are being shared, and cameras are recording. So, are the rules of how businesses use your data fair and respectful of your privacy? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Reality Check with Ben Swann is a twice-weekly show that takes on systems that disenfranchises people, breaking through narratives created by press...

Duration:00:04:16

Lies Justify U.S. Air Strikes on Syria - RC21

4/18/2018
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Our government and our media have been peddling lies to justify war, from WMDs in Iraq to humanitarian intervention in Libya. The latest? A U.S.-led missile strike on Syria for the alleged use chemical weapons on civilians. This, just a week after President Trump said we were ready to get our troops out of that country. This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Reality Check with Ben Swann is a twice-weekly show that takes on systems that disenfranchises people, breaking...

Duration:00:06:31

Media Consolidation & News Script Repeaters - RC20

4/12/2018
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A viral video showing news anchors all over the nation reading the exact same words verbatim has people wondering, is this fake news? The promotional content all comes from media giant Sinclair, who owns all of these local broadcast news stations. But is Sinclair the only broadcaster that controls what its anchors and reporters say? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Also follow me here: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck YouTube -...

Duration:00:05:01

Syrian Gas Attack Connected to Bigger Conflict - RC019

4/10/2018
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The Syrian government is being blamed for another gas attack. Then, Israel is blamed for a missile strike on a Syrian air base killing 14 people including Iranians. There are major problems with what is being played out in the Middle East that other media are just going to ignore. But we won’t. Let’s give it a Reality Check. Also follow me here: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1h3bqESVdqkwm123Ce4ZmA Twitter -...

Duration:00:06:25

Could 911 Victim Families Actually Sue Saudi Arabia - RC018

4/8/2018
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Last week a U.S. District court judge rejected a request by Saudi Arabia to dismiss lawsuits accusing the nation of being involved in the 9/11 attacks. So what does this mean for the families of 9/11 victims? Does this mean that Saudi Arabia’s immunity in the case has run out? Let’s give it a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Reality Check with Ben Swann is a twice-weekly show that takes on systems that disenfranchises people, breaking through narratives created by press...

Duration:00:04:16

Reality Check Why These News Anchors Are Parroting the Same Script - RC017

4/5/2018
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There is a new video making the rounds of news anchors from Sinclair owned TV news stations across the nation, all saying the exact same thing. The video compiles them parroting the same script. So why are these news anchors reading like drones, and is there a bigger issue here? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Reality Check with Ben Swann is a twice-weekly show that takes on systems that disenfranchises people, breaking through narratives created by press releases...

Duration:00:04:38

Would Trumps New CIA Director Reinstate Torture Program - RC016

4/3/2018
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The next director of the CIA might be one of the most controversial picks ever. Gina Haspel not only helped to oversee the CIA's torture program but may have also destroyed evidence in an effort to hide torture techniques. Is this really the person who should run the Central Intelligence Agency? Reality Check with Ben Swann is a twice-weekly show that takes on systems that disenfranchises people, breaking through narratives created by press releases and spin doctors. We give people a...

Duration:00:06:12

How Prevalent is the Global Child Sex Trade in the U.S. - RC015

3/27/2018
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It’s a disheartening statistic: the child sex trafficking market is resulting in more than 1 million children abused around the world each year. So how has this market proliferated? And what's being done to address it in the U.S.? This is Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Also follow me here: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwann YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1h3bqESVdqkwm123Ce4ZmA Twitter - https://twitter.com/BenSwann_ Instagram -...

Duration:00:07:17

The True Meaning of the Second Amendment - RC014

3/22/2018
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It may be the most controversial right we have as U.S. citizens: the right to keep and bear arms. The root of that controversy is in the often misunderstood intention of the Second Amendment. So what is it really about? This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else. Did you remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel? Also follow me here: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1h3bqESVdqkwm123Ce4ZmA Twitter -...

Duration:00:05:01

Will 'Anti Sex Trafficking' Bill Hurt Victims - RC013

3/20/2018
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There's an effort among politicians and celebrities to amend CDA Section 230 to help sex trafficking victims through legislation, H.B. 1865. But does this new bill actually help stop sex trafficking, or hurt victims? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup - http://truthinmedia.com/newsletter-signup

Duration:00:05:08

Ex CIA Director Says U.S. Meddles for a 'Good Cause' - RC012

3/15/2018
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Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey said it himself, that yes, the U.S. meddles in other countries elections. But when we do it, it’s for the right reasons, it's for a "good cause." Is that true? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup - http://truthinmedia.com/newsletter-signup

Duration:00:06:27

Mass Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs - RC011

3/13/2018
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When it comes to the debate over mass shootings in America, why does the discussion always go toward tougher gun laws? And yet, we are not talking about the role of antidepressants and other psychiatric medication. The truth? The connection between mass shooters and these meds is stunning. This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup - http://truthinmedia.com/newsletter-signup

Duration:00:06:31

Internet Purge of Dissenting Voices - RC010

3/8/2018
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Is there an internet purge of conservative voices or voices of dissension online? Some say yes, and that the purge is being pushed by several social media companies. We’ve heard about censorship before… but is what is happening now an all-out purge? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup - http://truthinmedia.com/newsletter-signup

Duration:00:06:23

Obama/Clinton to Blame for Slave Trade in Libya - RC009

3/6/2018
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It’s been three months since the media outcry over the open market slave trading in Libya and yet, the problem persists. And the root cause of how these slave markets were created, thanks to U.S. foreign policy, has been ignored. Do you want to end the slave trade in Libya? We’ll tell you the biggest step toward making that happen, in a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup -...

Duration:00:04:17

Is Crypto Backed by “Radical Transparency” - RC008

3/1/2018
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Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you've been hearing about cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and dozens of other coins, as either being the future of currency or causing the biggest bubble ever. One of the biggest criticisms of cryptocurrency is that it's just made-up money, that it's not backed by anything. But is that true? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup -...

Duration:00:06:30

No Sarin Gas Used by Assad in Syria - RC007

2/27/2018
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The U.S. is intensifying action in Syria by the day. But why? Candidate Trump said he would stay of out Syria because he warned that ISIS and Al Qaeda would take over and yet President Trump is taking the very steps he warned that Hillary Clinton would take. All of it, with no evidence that the Assad government has used Sarin gas after all. This is a Reality Check you won't see anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup -...

Duration:00:06:46

FDA's Disinformation Campaign on Kratom - RC006

2/22/2018
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The opioid crisis is killing tens of thousands of Americans each year. So why would the FDA crack down on a substance that may be helping millions of addicts get off drugs like heroin and Oxycontin? This is a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup - http://truthinmedia.com/newsletter-signup

Duration:00:07:39

Trump Did Not Make It Easier for Severely Mentally Ill People To Buy Guns - RC005

2/20/2018
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The latest mass shooting at a school in Florida is once again reigniting the debate over gun control and mental health. But now the media headlines are blaming President Trump because, they say, he signed a bill that actually made it easier for people with severe mental health problems to get guns. Is that true? Let's give it a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup -...

Duration:00:06:29

If Haiti Is a "S***hole" Country, Who Is Really to Blame? - RC004

2/15/2018
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It’s been a couple of weeks but I had to take this one on: President Trump reportedly refers to African nations as well as the island nation of Haiti as a “shithole” and the media, both on the left and the right loses their minds. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BenSwannRealityCheck Newsletter signup - http://truthinmedia.com/newsletter-signup

Duration:00:08:00

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