In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman mull over last week's ruling against the Biden administration concerning politically disfavored speech on social media as well as Twitter's latest competitor—Threads—and the latest from the Ron DeSantis campaign.
0:25: A federal judge orders Biden administration officials to stop encouraging social media companies to censor disfavored content.
19:57: Threads: Meta's Twitter competitor
31:50: Weekly Listener Question
39:14: The "Mamas for DeSantis" initiative
51:08: This week's cultural recommendations
Mentioned in this podcast:
"Social media injunction unravels plans to protect 2024 elections," by Cat Zakrzewski, Naomi Nix, and Joseph Menn
"US podcast misinformation goes largely unchecked," by Rob Lever
"'Build the wall,' Florida gubernatorial tells his young daughter in campaign ad," by Erin B. Logan
Casey DeSantis' "Mamas for DeSantis" campaign ad on Twitter
"Ron DeSantis: Good or Bad for Liberty?" by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller with Karol Markowicz
"What DeSantis Did to Disney's Dream City," by Zach Weissmueller
"The Casey DeSantis Problem: 'His Greatest Asset and His Greatest Liability,'" by Michael Kruse
"How 'disinformation' became public enemy No. 1," by Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller with Jacob Siegel
"Did SCOTUS roll back gay rights and civil rights?" by Nick Gillespie with Coleman Hughes and Walter Olson
"A Strange Museum Takes a Strange Turn," by Stephen Wahrhaftig
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