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293. Facebook’s Trump ban, FDA’s Menthol Ban, and the Nanny State

May 7, 2021

The ITT crew revisits the topic of anti-conservative censorship on social media in light of the recent news of Facebook’s decision to continue to ban President Donald Trump. Afterwards, they discuss the recently announced ban on menthol cigarettes.

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Chris Talgo present episode 293 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew revisits the topic of anti-conservative censorship on social media in light of the recent news of Facebook’s decision to continue to ban President Donald Trump. Afterwards, they discuss the recently announced ban on menthol cigarettes and why the government is allowed to act as a “nanny state.”   

ITTe245 - John Samples Interview
https://youtu.be/LnmnlPn0p4M 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS

Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, Calls for Further ‘Reexamination’ to Determine Final Penalty
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/facebook-upholds-trump-ban-calls-for-further-reexamination-to-determine-final-penalty/

FB Oversight Board – Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR
https://oversightboard.com/decision/FB-691QAMHJ/

 

MENTHOL BAN / NANNY STATE

Heartland Institute – Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: Menthol Bans
https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-tip-sheet-tobacco-harm-reduction-101-menthol-bans

Cato – Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences - This Time With Tobacco?
https://www.cato.org/blog/are-prohibitionists-about-revisit-law-unintended-consequences-time-tobacco

FEE – Why Is the Nanny State so Popular?
https://fee.org/articles/why-is-the-nanny-state-so-popular/

Gov.uk – New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus and protect the NHS
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-strategy-unveiled-as-country-urged-to-lose-weight-to-beat-coronavirus-covid-19-and-protect-the-nhs

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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.
dkendal@heartland.org @InTheTankPod
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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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Cameron Sholty is government relations director at The Heartland Institute.
csholty@heartland.org
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Chris Talgo is editor and research fellow for the Stopping Socialism project of The Heartland Institute.