SOUTH BEND, Ind. — REAL News Michiana has learned the City of South Bend has blocked REALNewsMichiana.com from the City’s Wi-Fi system offered to the public in dozens of locations across the city. REAL News Michiana is the only local news outlet blocked on the taxpayer-funded Wi-Fi system — The South Bend Tribune, WSBT, ABC57 and WNDU are all available to view.
“This is unacceptable.” REAL News LLC’s Founder and CEO, Clifton French stated. “As soon as we realized our news organization was being censored by the government of South Bend, REAL News LLC reached out to the the City’s legal department, Mayor Mueller and his Chief of Staff demanding the city allow access to our content. We have been in contact with our lawyers and are exploring all legal avenues to take.”
According to the City of South Bend’s website, “South Bend Open Wi-Fi is a free public internet network operated by the City of South Bend. Residents and visitors can use Open Wi-Fi in over 50 locations around town. These include parks, community centers, and commercial areas. Open Wi-Fi is meant for general use – you can browse websites, use social media, send e-mails, listen to music, watch videos, and much more.”
RNM has requested information from the Mayor and his staff regarding how long RNM has been blocked, how the block occurred, who ordered it to be blocked and any communication regarding the block. We have not received a response.
Want to keep seeing the news the legacy media just won’t report? REAL News Michiana relies on member subscribers to keep going. As a subscriber, you’ll get an RNM mug and invites to special events. Help us continue to expose corruption and report on the news conservatives care about by subscribing here.