After former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was banned by YouTube and Twitter for repeatedly pushing misinformation and calls for violence, other platforms including Apple and Google podcast apps and app stores, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio, and Breaker are still allowing him to spread messages of hate.
Bannon’s podcast War Room: Pandemic was banned from YouTube after the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In November, the podcast’s Twitter account, @WarRoomPandemic, was suspended after he discussed beheading Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray while on air. Facebook also removed a network of pages tied to Bannon for “inauthentic behavior,” as well as “two videos from his page for inciting violence.”
Although Bannon has now been banned, or had content removed, from multiple prominent social media outlets, the following platforms are still carrying his podcast and spreading his misinformation and violent rhetoric:
War Room: Pandemic can be found in the Apple Podcast library.
Apple App Store
Bannon’s podcast is distributed via Real America’s Voice, a right-wing cable channel. The outlet’s America's Voice app can still be found in the Apple App Store, where it heavily promotes War Room.
Google Play Store
Although YouTube has barred Bannon from broadcasting on its platform, YouTube’s parent company, Google, still carries the America’s Voice app in the Google Play store.
War Room: Pandemic can also be found in the Google Podcasts library.
Breaker, a social media platform meant to connect podcast fans with each other, allows War Room: Pandemic on its platform.