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Patreon Listens To Big League, Suspends Fake Paul Joseph Watson Page

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Earlier today, Big League Politics published an article exposing a fake Patreon page in conservative commentator Paul Joseph Watson’s name. The page was being used to scam over 100 people into making monthly contributions to what looked like a page hosted by Watson. In reality, it was a page set up by an anonymous scammer looking to make money off of his supporters.

Paul Joseph Watson took to Twitter to make it known that the page isn’t his, and that he has not been able to get support from Patreon on the matter.

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Big League Politics reached out to Patreon prior to posting the initial article and we were told they would look into the situation. To their credit, they did look into the situation quickly after we forwarded the article to them, sending us this response:

The creator page has been suspended while the proper due diligence is being taken to verify the owner of the page.

The fake Paul Joseph Watson page was removed, as stated in their response.

This is good news for the 112 people who had been supporters of the fake page prior to it being removed. It is unknown how much those people had been donating monthly, and for how long they had donated.

If the page is proven fraudulent, as Paul Joseph Watson’s Tweet makes clear it is, it is unknown if Patreon will refund the people who donated to the fraudulent campaign. Big League Politics will keep you updated if we receive any notice on that.

 

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Amazon Updates App Icon After People Complain That It Reminded Them of Adolf Hitler

The left is obsessed with Nazis.

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Amazon has changed the logo of its smartphone app after people said that it reminded them of Adolf Hitler.

The original logo (on the left in the image above) depicted a piece of blue tape above the classic smile arrow. Amazon introduced it in January to replace the image of a shopping cart.

Some people—presumably leftists, because no one else is as obsessed with Nazis as them—claimed on Twitter that the combination of the smile and the tape looked too much like Hitler’s toothbrush mustache.

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This is the second time in recent days that leftists have seen Nazi-related imagery where there is none. Over this past weekend Twitter blew up after some claimed that CPAC’s stage setup resembled the Odal rune. Aside from the ridiculousness of the idea that CPAC intentionally shaped it like the Odal rune, the rune is not a Nazi symbol per se. The Scandinavians of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages used runes as letters of their alphabet. The Odal rune only became a symbol after a couple of SS divisions appropriated it as such.

Back in June Big League Politics reported how Facebook cited “Nazi symbolism” as an excuse to justify removing Trump campaign ads that attacked Antifa:

Facebook has censored political advertisements from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Trump campaign targeting the ANTIFA domestic terrorist group.

The social media giant is claiming that the ads were guilty of “violating our policy against organized hate.” They claim that the campaign was using symbols from Nazi Germany, which is not quite accurate.

“Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” a spokesperson from Facebook wrote.

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However, the Trump campaign pointed out in response to the censorship that the inverted red triangle symbol is “widely used by antifa.” A fact check confirms that the Trump campaign is telling the truth about the symbol’s use.

Leftists like to condemn conservatives who dabble in “conspiracy theories” yet at the same time claim to see Nazis and Nazism everywhere they look. Very deluded behavior.

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