NBC News and Google had contradictory messages Tuesday scrambling to address backlash resulting from a report about The Federalist that quickly fell apart. NBC first claimed that The Federalist had already been demonetized from Google Ads, quoting a Google spokesperson in the process. Shortly after publication, Google disputed the claim, saying that The Federalist had not yet been de-monetized, but was rather given the chance to address issues regarding its comment section.
H/T: Daily Caller
“To be clear, The Federalist is not currently demonetized,” a Google spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation Tuesday. “We do have strict publisher policies that govern the content ads can run on, which includes comments on the site. This is a longstanding policy.”
wtf is this update? No correction, the offending quotes aren’t even removed. Their story now has active contradictions pic.twitter.com/VqFa2TpdoB— Grant Addison (@jgrantaddison) June 16, 2020
NBC seems to have updated its story on Google and The Federalist, but the update appears to break the lede pic.twitter.com/84m1XLIT1q— Brian Fung (@b_fung) June 16, 2020
A leftwing activist masquerading as a NBC journalist helped bully @Google into pulling ad revenue from The Federalist because they criticized a political movement they disagree with.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 16, 2020
Big Tech & the MSM are working together to shutdown all dissent pic.twitter.com/a6ziAN84lq
A Google spokesperson tells me that @NBCNews gets it wrong. Google says The Federalist was notified they *could* be demonetized but hasn't yet been. They can still remedy.— Scott Nover (@ScottNover) June 16, 2020
Google also says the sites' comments section not any articles were in violation.https://t.co/Nl9SmJBnEX
Tucker Carlson and The Federalist's Sean Davis parrot Donald Trump Jr.'s claim that demonetization is "election interference" pic.twitter.com/Tqo8rV0MnQ— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) June 17, 2020
Tucker been ripping up the airways lately.— Pam Smith (@lynxlaughing) June 17, 2020
Any word of him being taken off the air I swear I will show up in person 2 protest.
Sean Davis: Federalist Comments Section Will Return, Looks Like NBC Partnered with Left-Wing Group to ‘Use Google to Go After Us‘ https://t.co/0gkMABaRu3
Tucker’s youtube videos about YouTube/Google censoring, was censored by YouTube. pic.twitter.com/IGFIwas9V0— Zach Vorhies (@Perpetualmaniac) June 17, 2020