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How Angst Over Big Tech and Monetary Policy are Intertwined | Arjun Moorthy of The Factual

The last three episodes of YDHTY have focused entirely on exploring the issue of tech regulation and tech censorship (you can find them here). These conversations revealed the following: Both conservatives and liberals are concerned about the role big tech plays in America's political dialogue,...
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Tech Censorship (Part 3 of 4) | I Don't Think the The Law Means What You THink It Means | Denise Howell

Social media is a wonderful mechanism for fostering misunderstanding between people. This effect is no less true than in the conversation over First Amendment rights and Section 230 - both of which have been invoked in the debate over the role tech companies play in what Americans post and consume...
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Tech Censorship, Part 2 of 4 | How the Threat of Regulation Stifles Speech | Ben Studebaker

In a decade that is no stranger to political 180s, the stance America's left and right have taken on the subject of internet censorship fits right in. The Republicans, the party that supported a ban on flag burning and derided professional athletes for kneeling during the national anthem, has taken...
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Tech Censorship, Part 1 of 4: Will Regulation Make Big Tech More Powerful?

One of the areas where America's left and right can find common ground is in their hatred of big tech. One of the ironies is that they often use the same companies they're railing against as a platform to complain about them. The spread of disinformation during the 2016 and 2020 elections, around...
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