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Fighting Big Tech Censorship - Heartland Institute Webinar Series
1:02:39
July 13, 2021
The Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell, as well as Heartland Institute President James Taylor and Director of Government Relations Cameron Sholty, talk about how states fought Big Tech censorship this year, and what state legislatures can do to fight for free speech rights online moving forward. Protecting online free speech MUST be a priority of state lawmakers. Big Tech is feeling the pressure, and we must keep applying that pressure.

24:36
May 5, 2022
In this clip from The Heartland Institute's "In the Tank" Podcast, the crew debates whether to laugh, cry, or be gravely concerned about the creation of a "Disinformation Governance Board" in the Department of Homeland Security. Spoiler alert: Quite a bit of all three. Tune in to this channel every Thursday at noon CT to watch the live broadcast and participate in the show via the chat.
 
16:49
April 29, 2022
Justin Haskins, editorial director at The Heartland Institute, reacts to the monumental news that Elon Musk has purchased Twitter and made it a private corporation. Social media companies have been hellbent on silencing conservative voices. Musk's Twitter acquisition may represent a shift back towards free speech online on all social media platforms, not just Twitter. Catch the In The Tank podcast live every Thursday at 12pm CT.
 
1:29:53
April 28, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 343 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about Elon Musk buying Twitter, his promise to adhere to free speech, and the left’s collective meltdown. Also, they revisit the Section 230 debate. OPENING CHIT CHAT MSN - Done Deal: Twitter Agrees to Sell Itself to Elon Musk https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/done-deal-twitter-agrees-to-sell-itself-to-elon-musk/ar-AAWA5DD?OCID=ansmsnnews11 PRIMARY TOPIC – MUSK BUYING TWITTER A CULTURAL INFLECTION POINT? (video) Elon On what he thinks Twitter should be and do: https://youtu.be/cdZZpaB2kDM?t=746 And Musk’s tweet explaining more his views on free speech. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1519036983137509376 (video) MSNBC’s Projection is Out Of Control https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOJc9zNsfUU SECONDARY TOPIC – SECTION 230 REVISITED The Federalist - Democrats Waging A War On Twitter Don’t Want ‘Transparency,’ They Want Power https://thefederalist.com/2022/04/27/democrats-waging-a-war-on-twitter-dont-want-transparency-they-want-power/ National Review - Psaki Says Biden ‘Concerned’ about Social-Media Platforms’ Power after Elon Musk Acquires Twitter https://www.nationalreview.com/news/psaki-says-biden-concerned-about-social-media-platforms-power-after-elon-musk-acquires-twitter/
 
35:05
March 15, 2022
James Taylor, president of The Heartland Institute, joins the Tennessee Conservative show to discuss the rampant censorship conservatives endure on social media. Taylor discusses ways The Heartland Institute is preserving the right to free speech by pushing back against social media censorship. Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill that restricts companies from censoring on social media. Taylor explains the value of the bill.
 
5:40
January 21, 2022
The government's purpose is to protect the unalienable rights which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (property). Freedom of speech is another unalienable right. These rights were not given to us by government. They preexist it. Today, three corporations control 97% of the social media market. These platforms are using their dominance to suppress our preexisting unalienable free speech rights. Pushing back against this tyranny is the reason government exists in the first place.
 
2:24:36
January 21, 2022
James Taylor, president of The Heartland Institute, testifies before the Ohio legislature against the overt censorship of free speech by big tech companies. Free speech is an unalienable right. Government's role is to protect this right, not grant, or restrict it.
 
1:30:02
December 2, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Nate Myers present episode 323 of the In The Tank Podcast. On this episode, the ITT crew talks about the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. Is the new variant something we should fear or is the media making too much of it? Later, they talk about Fauci’s insane statement that he symbolizes science. And last, they briefly talk about Jack Dorsey’s departure from Twitter. OMICRON VARIANT WSJ - The Omicron Non-Emergency https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-omicron-non-emergency-joe-biden-south-africa-kathy-hochul-11638225480 The Federalist - Our Failed Pandemic Response Represents The Triumph Of Symbol Over Reality https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/30/our-failed-pandemic-response-represents-the-triumph-of-symbol-over-reality/ FAUCI – I AM THE SCIENCE National Review - Anthony Fauci: I Am the Science https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/11/anthony-fauci-i-am-the-science/ Townhall - Fauci Represents DC Swamp Culture, Not 'Science' https://townhall.com/columnists/christalgo/2021/12/01/fauci-represents-dc-swamp-culture-not-science-n2599880 JACK WALKS AWAY FROM TWITTER AP News - Twitter CEO steps down, leaves company at a crossroads https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-media-jack-dorsey-twitter-inc-8d65dace88c1b4fae95251e09bb6896c Breitbart – Twitter Bans Sharing Photos, Videos ‘Without Consent’ on CEO Parag Agrawal’s First Day https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/11/30/twitter-bans-sharing-photos-videos-without-consent-on-ceo-parag-agrawals-first-day/
 
1:02:39
July 13, 2021
The Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell, as well as Heartland Institute President James Taylor and Director of Government Relations Cameron Sholty, talk about how states fought Big Tech censorship this year, and what state legislatures can do to fight for free speech rights online moving forward. Protecting online free speech MUST be a priority of state lawmakers. Big Tech is feeling the pressure, and we must keep applying that pressure.
 
1:16:27
July 8, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely, S.T. Karnick, Justin Haskins, and Nate Myers present episode 302 of the In The Tank Podcast, broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook The ITT crew talks about Donald Trump's lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and Twitter. they also discuss how Congress is considering an overhaul of America's credit-rating system that would substitute sound financial management with the social justice goals of woke leftist activists. Show notes: 1. Trump suing Facebook, Google, and Twitter https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/07/07/donald-trump-announces-his-big-move-against-big-tech-n407580 https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-to-sue-facebook-twitter-ceos-report/ 2. Woke Finance Schemes Congress considers credit-reporting overhaul, including putting government in charge of scores https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2021/07/02/congress-credit-score-overhaul-proposal-act/46965135/ Democrats also want to use a revamping of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to “expand affordable home-ownership.” This “equity” push is precisely the same path that led to the 2008 housing crash. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/05/biden-housing-dilemma-low-income-497921
 
59:15
June 15, 2021
Samantha Fillmore, state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute, joins Cheryl Chumley on IAMtv’s “Let’s Talk America” to discuss Florida’s new law challenging big tech censorship. Fillmore and Chumley also discuss Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, how freedom of speech is in jeopardy due to the sudden rise of big tech’s social media monopoly, similar legislation moving through the states, and why lawsuits could play a huge role in defeating big tech. Full episode of "Let's Talk America:" https://www.brighteon.com/fe9436dc-0dbf-44ad-b844-bf718d31ae64
 
6:12
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.
 
1:02:12
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 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