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James Taylor Testifies on Big Tech Censorship
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.

1:30:08
December 1, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 374 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew starts off talking about a new analysis from the Socialism Research Center showing how 90% of candidates endorsed by various socialists groups won election in the 2022 midterms. Then they discuss on the ongoing protests that are boiling over in China due, in large part, to the country's strict zero-COVID policies. Also, why is Apple threatening Twitter while seemingly providing cover the Chinese Communist Party? SHOW NOTES: OPENING CHIT CHAT Socialism Watch: 2022 Midterms https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/an-analysis-of-socialist-candidates-in-the-2022-midterm-election MAIN TOPIC – CHINA PROTESTS WHILE ELITES PROVIDE COVER BBC - China plans 'crackdown' after Covid protests https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-63796135 WSJ - China’s Failed Covid Vaccine Nationalism https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-failed-vaccine-nationalism-sinovac-sinopharm-zero-covid-pfizer-moderna-xi-jinping-11669759952 NYT - ‘Breach of the Big Silence’: Protests Stretch China’s Censorship to Its Limits https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/business/china-protests-censorship-video.html NYT - China’s Dramatic Dissent https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/briefing/china-protests-covid.html The Hill - Biden treads lightly in response to COVID protests in China https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3755371-biden-treads-lightly-in-response-to-covid-protests-in-china/ CNBC - Apple limited a crucial AirDrop function in China just weeks before protests https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/30/apple-limited-a-crucial-airdrop-function-in-china-just-weeks-before-protests.html APPLE HELPS THE CCP, MEANWHILE … CNBC - Elon Musk claims Apple has threatened to remove the Twitter app https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/28/elon-musk-claims-apple-has-threatened-to-remove-the-twitter-app-.html Michael Tracey – Twitter Policy in 2015 https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1597392181341589504
 
1:32:39
November 3, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Cameron Sholty present episode 370 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the 2022 mid term elections only days away, the ITT crew discusses the odds of a coming "red wave" and what that might mean for the country. Also, it appears as though the left is waking up to the threat of big tech censorship. An article from The Intercept is making its rounds highlighting the collusion between the Biden Administration and social media companies Twitter and Facebook. OPENING CHIT CHAT – 2022 ELECTIONS 538 – It’s a Dead Heat for the Senate https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2022-election-forecast/senate/ 538 - The Case For A Republican Sweep On Election Night https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-case-for-a-republican-sweep-on-election-night/ PRIMARY TOPIC – Left Finally Sees Big Tech as Big Brother Daily Wire - Biden White House Admits Using Big Tech to Silence Americans https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/07/21/biden-white-house-admits-using-big-tech-to-silence-americans/ The Intercept - Leaked Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation https://theintercept.com/2022/10/31/social-media-disinformation-dhs/ The Atlantic – Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/10/covid-response-forgiveness/671879/ Politico - White House deletes tweet after Twitter adds 'context' note https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/02/white-house-twitter-context-note-00064647
 
1:12:54
September 22, 2022
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Cameron Sholty present episode 364 of the In The Tank Podcast. In a huge win for free speech, a Circuit Court struck down a challenge of a Texas law that seeks to prevent big tech censorship. Heartland Government Relations Director Cameron Sholty joins the show to talk about this victory. Also, Biden says the pandemic is over. We say "duh," but many others are angry. OPENING CHIT CHAT Axios - U.S. beer shortage looms with gap in carbon dioxide supply https://www.axios.com/2022/09/19/beer-shortage-co2-supply-issues PRIMARY TOPIC – BIG LOSS FOR BIG TECH CENSORSHIP HDN - Federal Court Upholds Texas Law Prohibiting Social Media “Viewpoint Censorship” https://heartlanddailynews.com/2022/09/social-media-censorship-federal-court-upholds-texas-law/ Reason - Fifth Circuit Rejects First Amendment Challenge to Texas Social Media Common Carrier Law https://reason.com/volokh/2022/09/16/fifth-circuit-rejects-facial-challenge-to-texas-social-media-common-carrier-law/ LawFare Blog - The Fifth Circuit’s Social Media Decision: A Dangerous Example of First Amendment Absolutism https://www.lawfareblog.com/fifth-circuits-social-media-decision-dangerous-example-first-amendment-absolutism Vox - Two Republican judges just let Texas seize control of Twitter and Facebook https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2022/9/19/23361050/supreme-court-texas-twitter-facebook-youtube-social-media-fifth-circuit-netchoice-paxton SECONDARY TOPIC – Biden Declares Pandemic Is Over NYT - Biden Says the Pandemic Is Over. But at Least 400 People Are Dying Daily. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/19/us/politics/biden-covid-pandemic-over.html FactCheck - Is the Pandemic ‘Over’? Biden Says So, But Scientists Say That’s Up for Debate https://www.factcheck.org/2022/09/scicheck-is-the-pandemic-over-biden-says-so-but-scientists-say-thats-up-for-debate/
 
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