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Citizens Revolutionary Week Day 1
May 23, 2016
Jesse Hathaway covers Day One of Citizens Revolutionary Week in Washington, DC on May 23, 2016. In this video, they cover economics and how to manipulate emotions to influence Congress.

May 25, 2021
Cameron Sholty joins NTD News to discuss a new passed in Florida that prevents big tech companies from deplatforming individuals. Social media companies including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter frequently deplatform conservatives while leaving radical leftist voices unchecked. This law levels the playing field, protecting free speech for citizens across the aisle.
May 6, 2021
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 SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, Calls for Further ‘Reexamination’ to Determine Final Penalty FB Oversight Board – Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR MENTHOL BAN / NANNY STATE Heartland Institute – Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: Menthol Bans Cato – Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences - This Time With Tobacco? FEE – Why Is the Nanny State so Popular? – New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus and protect the NHS
April 8, 2021
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 Redstate – Section 230 Does Not Protect Big Tech From State Anti-Censorship Laws 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 VACCINE PASSPORT UPDATE CNBC – Stop Saying Covid vaccine passport and learn from messaging missteps of the past Washington Post – We tested the first state ‘vaccine passport.’ Here’s what worked – and didn’t
March 24, 2021
Heartland Institute President James Taylor explains why we must all must fight to protect free speech on the internet. State legislators, too, have a role in protecting the right of their constituents to speak freely on line. As he said in a recent live Heartland Webinar, Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act does not address or preclude state action to protect political free speech on the Internet. "Section 230 does not give the tech giants, the tech cartel, the right to censor political free speech. ... Again, this Section 230 explicitly says the purpose is to maximize user control -- not Facebook control, not Google control, not platform control," Taylor said. "[Online speech] must be sexually obscene or excessively violent, otherwise you do not have blanket authority to play God in terms of what you do or don't allow on the Internet. ... Yes, we do have the right to insist that we can speak freely, especially on political topics and cultural topics, on the Internet," he said. [NOTE: Please forgive the very few moments of wifi problems James had in his location.]
March 22, 2021
In this live event on Monday, March 22, 2021, Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center, and The Heartland Institute's James Taylor, Cameron Sholty, and Jim Lakely discuss how the social media giants suppress conservative speech, and what can be done to protect free speech online. Congressional action is not the only option. Each of the states can and must join the fight, as well.
January 15, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 277 of the In The Tank Podcast. The crew gives their takes on the assault on free speech by Big Tech and the destruction of Parler. In the second half, Donald is joined by film producer and entrepreneur Dallas Sonnier to discuss the Daily Wire’s acquisition of the distribution rights the movie Run, Hide, Fight. OPENING CHIT CHAT Joe Rogan Conspiracy PRIMARY TOPIC: PARLER'S DEMISE Reason - How to Respond to the Great Deplatforming of 2021 Slate - Why everyone should be worried about Parler being booted from the Internet Reason – Millions of Users Are Flooding Encrpted Apps After Social Media Purges Reason – Why Purging Social Media of Extremist Speech Might Not Make Us Safer Cato - Content Moderation Cannot Fix Elite Failure SECONDARY TOPIC: INTERVIEW WITH DALLAS SONNIER Run, Hide, Fight
May 24, 2016
Jesse Hathaway covers Day Two of Citizens Revolutionary Week in Washington, DC on May 24, 2016. In this video, they cover the left's victory for net neutrality -- aka government control of the Internet and larger digital economy.
May 23, 2016
Jesse Hathaway covers Day One of Citizens Revolutionary Week in Washington, DC on May 23, 2016. In this video, they cover economics and how to manipulate emotions to influence Congress.
November 19, 2014
Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely debates the ACLU's Colleen Connell on Net Neutrality on WTTWs' "Chicago Tonight" program. The debate took place live on November 18, 2014.
April 22, 2010
Jim Lakely, co-director of the Heartland Institute's Center on the Digital Economy, discusses the negative consequences of government imposed net neutrality.