Right Side Broadcasting Network
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Number of employees
Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), also known as Right Side Broadcasting, is a conservative American news and opinion media company founded by Joe Seales. Best known for its Donald Trump rally live streams on YouTube, the network's videos have been viewed 116 million times on YouTube. As of July 2018, the channel has amassed 300,000 YouTube subscribers.
During Summer 2016, the network started several shows with Wayne Dupree and pastor Mark Burns. During the third presidential debate, Donald Trump live streamed their coverage of the debates on his Facebook page. In October 2016, the network received over forty thousand dollars in donations. On October 24, in collaboration with the network, Trump launched a nightly newscast on his Facebook page. Several commentators wondered whether the network may collaborate with Trump to form "Trump TV". Seales, in response, told Business Insider that the speculation was unfounded. Meanwhile, Trump told WLW that he wasn't interested in setting up the network after the end of the election.
According to Seales, Trump "watches the network a lot" on his private jet during his campaign and that Trump appreciated the network for showing his crowds. Seales also stated that he was in regular communication with Dan Scavino, Trump's director of Social Media.
On December 7, 2016, it was announced Right Side Broadcasting Network will have access to the White House Press Room. During Donald Trump's press conference on January 11, 2017, Drudge Report featured the network's feed on their front page.
Controversies and issues
In April 2017, RSBN host Nick Fuentes said "Time to kill the globalists" and "I don't want CNN to go out of business … I want the people that run CNN to be arrested and deported or hanged," according to a report in Media Matters for America. Fuentes also said the First Amendment was "not written for Muslims" in the two-paragraph transcript MMA printed. RSBN issued an apology. In August 2017, after attending the controversial Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Fuentes left Boston University. He has stated he intends to enroll at Auburn University after receiving death threats, though he has yet to confirm his enrollment by the 1 October 2018.
All music played on RSBN is original and recorded exclusively for RSBN by Jacob Seales. The most notable song "The American Dreamer", is the RSBN version of Trump's rally entrance song.[better source needed]
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- RSBN profile on SocialBlade.com
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- "Nicholas Fuentes was admitted to Auburn in May for 2017 fall semester, school says; he must reapply for spring". AL.com.
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- "RSBN Music". RSBN. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Donald Trump rally Reno". RSBN. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.