Big Tech, Voting Rights, and Weed
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The Reason Roundtable mixes it up this week with the usual host, Matt Welch, vaccinated and vacationing. In his absence, Peter Suderman leads the weekly discourse with Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and a special guest, Senior Editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown. The group breaks down tech regulation, Georgia's new voting law, and weed.
Discussed in the show:
1:06: The government versus "big tech": Section 230, antitrust, content moderation.
29:35: Voting bills and voting rights.
47:00: Weekly Listener Question: "Is catcalling freedom of speech? Is it violence?"
52:17: Media recommendations for the week.
This week's links:
- "Your Problem Is Not With Section 230, But The 1st Amendment," by Jess Miers
- "Biden's New Deal: Re-engineering America, quickly," by Mike Allen
- "The Republican Attack on Voting Rights," by Matthew Harwood
- "Georgia Republicans Aim To Restrict Voting by Mail," by Eric Boehm
- "Big tech CEOs face lawmakers in House hearing on social media's role in extremism, misinformation," by Gerrit De Vynck, Cat Zakrzewski, Elizabeth Dwoskin, and Rachel Lerman
- "Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Amazon So It's 'Not Powerful Enough To Heckle Senators With Snotty Tweets'," by Robby Soave
Send your questions either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your social media handle and the correct pronunciation of your name.
- Get an up-close look at the history of the Constitution with the Institute for Justice's new podcast, Bound by Oath. Available wherever you check out podcasts.
- On October 2, 2018, respected Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He was never seen alive again. From Academy Award–winning director Bryan Fogel, The Dissident is now streaming on On Demand.
Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Assistant production by Regan Taylor.
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve.