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In the Tank Ep. 302: Trump vs. Big Tech (Again), Woke Finance Schemes
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

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
 
1:30:14
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 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/
 
11:42
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.]
 
1:32:39
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.
 
1:29:51
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 https://reason.com/video/2021/01/12/how-to-respond-to-the-great-deplatforming-of-2021/ Slate - Why everyone should be worried about Parler being booted from the Internet https://slate.com/technology/2021/01/parler-google-apple-amazon-aws-okta.html Reason – Millions of Users Are Flooding Encrpted Apps After Social Media Purges https://reason.com/2021/01/12/millions-of-users-are-flooding-encrypted-apps-after-social-media-purges/ Reason – Why Purging Social Media of Extremist Speech Might Not Make Us Safer https://reason.com/2021/01/12/parler-twitter-social-media-speech-ban-terrorists-capitol-riot-trump/ Cato - Content Moderation Cannot Fix Elite Failure https://www.cato.org/blog/content-moderation-cannot-fix-elite-failure SECONDARY TOPIC: INTERVIEW WITH DALLAS SONNIER Run, Hide, Fight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kh3jccZocc
 
8:17
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.
 
11:26
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.
 
12:57
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.