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289. Big Tech Censorship, COVID Passport Update

April 9, 2021

In a recent example of big tech censorship, an episode of the In The Tank Podcast was removed by YouTube. The ITT crew discusses this specifically and big tech censorship in general.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Nate Myers present episode 289 of the In The Tank Podcast. In a recent example of big tech censorship, an episode of the In The Tank Podcast was removed by YouTube. The ITT crew discusses this specifically and big tech censorship in general. Later, they talk about an update to the COVID vaccine passport story covered in the previous episode. 

 

OPENING CHIT CHAT

In The Tank ep281 was taken off YouTube

 

BIG TECH CENSORSHIP

Heartland Institute – Six Principles for State Legislators Seeking to Protect Free Speech on Social Media Platforms
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/six-principles-for-state-legislators-seeking-to-protect-free-speech-on-social-media-platforms

Redstate – Section 230 Does Not Protect Big Tech From State Anti-Censorship Laws
https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2021/03/31/section-230-does-not-protect-big-tech-from-state-anti-censorship-laws-n353229

Heartland Institute – Testimony Before the Wyoming Joint Committee on Judiciary on SF 100, Prohibiting Viewpoint Discrimination by Interactive Social Media Websites and providing a Private Case of Action
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/testimony-before-the-wyoming-joint-committee-on-judiciary-on-sf-100-prohibiting-viewpoint-discrimination-by-interactive-social-media-websites-and-providing-a-private-cause-of-action

 

VACCINE PASSPORT UPDATE

CNBC – Stop Saying Covid vaccine passport and learn from messaging missteps of the past
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/07/frank-luntz-and-brian-castrucci-op-ed-stop-saying-covid-vaccine-passport.html

Washington Post – We tested the first state ‘vaccine passport.’ Here’s what worked – and didn’t
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/04/08/vaccine-passport-new-york-excelsior-pass/

 

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Donald Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute, a research fellow for Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project, and the host of Heartland's In the Tank Podcast and Stopping Socialism TV.
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
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Cameron Sholty is government relations director at The Heartland Institute.
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Nathan Myers is a development associate at The Heartland Institute
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