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Why We Must Fight Big Tech to Protect Free Speech on Social Media
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.]

1:32:31
April 15, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins and the Center of the American Experiment's Isaac Orr present episode 290 of the In the Tank Podcast. The guys discuss the latest media expose on CNN by James O'Keefe of Project Veritas. After successfully taking down Trump and promoting COVID panic across America, CNN's next planned media panic will be on climate change. The ITT crew also give a primer on what climate realists actually believe, what climate alarmists claim is happening to the planet, and how it all ties into the Great Reset. All this, and more, will be addressed at Heartland's 14th International Conference on Climate Change in October. Want to attend? Details here: https://climateconference.heartland.org/ CLIMATE CHANGE Project Veritas – CNN Director Admits Network Engaged in Propaganda, Climate Change is Next https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1382000630567469060 Heartland Institute – 14th International Conference on Climate Change https://climateconference.heartland.org/ American Experiment – Renewable Resistance / Interview with Robert Bryce https://www.americanexperiment.org/magazine/article/renewable-resistance Heartland Institute – Climate at a Glance https://climateataglance.com/ Stopping Socialism – Climate Change and the Great Reset https://stoppingsocialism.com/2020/12/great-reset-will-happen-john-kerry-joe-biden/ In The Tank (ep196) - Top 5: Facts You Should Know About Climate Alarmism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI3PYtsnYp0&list=PLgnnPnL9OL7F1f6JaU3wPa92dEmncs5dV&index=92 In The Tank (Ep250) – Apocalypse Never with Michael Shellenberger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG15on1PS9g JOE BIDEN COURT PACKING NBC – Democrats to introduce bill to expand Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/democrats-introduce-bill-expand-supreme-court-9-13-justices-n1264132
 
40:53
April 9, 2021
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories from this week in the heartland Daily News. Get Off My Property! https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/get-off-my-property/ More Census Data Shows Government Tax Revenue Hasn’t Been Negatively Impacted By COVID-19 https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/more-census-data-shows-government-tax-revenue-hasnt-been-negatively-impacted-by-covid-19/ Free States Faring Far Better Than Lockdown States in One Huge Way, New Data Show https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/free-states-faring-far-better-than-lockdown-states-in-one-huge-way-new-data-show/ Needed: A COVID-19 Lockdown Commission https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/needed-a-covid-19-lockdown-commission/
 
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/
 
50:56
April 1, 2021
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories from this week on the Heartland Daily News. Referenced stories: How ‘Minneapolis Effect’ Violent Crime Surges https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/how-minneapolis-effect-explains-surge-of-violent-crime-in-american-cities/ Illinois Governor Signs 'Anti-Police' Criminal Justice Reform Bill https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/illinois-governor-signs-anti-police-criminal-justice-reform-bill/ Retired Firefighter Falls Victim to Chicago’s Record-Breaking Murder Rate https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/12/retired-firefighter-falls-victim-to-chicagos-record-breaking-murder-rate/ Violent Crime Increases Rapidly in Atlanta As Police Leave https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/violent-crime-increases-rapidly-in-atlanta-as-police-leave/ Crime Surge Continues in Cities Cutting Police Protection https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/12/crime-surge-continues-in-cities-cutting-police-protection/ Seattle City Council Slashes 2021 Police Budget as Crime Rate Rises https://heartlanddailynews.com/2020/12/seattle-city-council-slashes-2021-police-budget-as-crime-rate-rises/ Washington Legislature Considers Further Limits on Police https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/washington-legislature-considers-further-linits-on-police/ L.A. District Attorney to Disband Critical Gang Unit https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/l-a-district-attorney-to-disband-critical-gang-unit/ Los Angeles D.A. Faces Recall After Unilateral Policy Changes https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/los-angeles-d-a-faces-recall-after-unilateral-policy-changes/
 
1:12:51
April 1, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode 288 of the In The Tank Podcast. New York has officially launched their “vaccine passport” program for COVID, which grants permission to citizens who have received their vaccine to access sporting events and other public places. The ITT crew gives their take on this plan. Later, they talk explain how the proposed “infrastructure” bill is Green New Deal legislation in disguise. VACCINE PASSPORTS USA Today – New York launches nation’s first ‘vaccine passports.’ Others are working on similar ideas, but many details must be worked out https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/26/covid-vaccine-passports-new-york-first-vaccination-proof-system/6976009002/ The Epoch Times – New York Officially Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Passport https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-york-officially-launches-covid-19-vaccine-passport_3752045.html Washington Free Beacon – COVID Tracking Apps Have Eerie Echoes of Chinese Surveillance System https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/covid-tracking-apps-have-eerie-echoes-of-chinese-surveillance-system/ INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN White House unveils $2 trillion infrastructure and climate plan, setting up giant battle over size and cost of government https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/03/31/biden-infrastructure-climate-plan/ Biden infrastructure plan includes massive spending and regulations to curb climate change https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/biden-infrastructure-plan-climate-change-investment Tax Foundation - Evaluating Proposals to Increase the Corporate Tax Rate and Levy a Minimum Tax on Corporate Book Income https://taxfoundation.org/biden-corporate-income-tax-rate/ Biden Set To Unveil Expansive $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan https://www.npr.org/2021/03/31/982908847/biden-set-to-unveil-expansive-2-trillion-infrastructure-plan
 
16:23
March 26, 2021
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories from this week in the Heartland Daily News. Referenced stories: Have Washington's Stimulus Measures Saved the Economy? https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/have-washingtons-stimulus-measures-saved-the-economy/ Maximum Facts About the Minimum Wage https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/maximum-facts-about-the-minimum-wage/ Iowa Passes Major Election Legislation https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/easy-to-vote-but-hard-to-cheat-iowa-passes-major-election-legislation/
 
1:01:59
March 25, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 287 of the In The Tank Podcast. The Pentagon is set to release a report on June 1 about … wait for it… UFOs. The ITT crew gives their take on this topic, discussing a number of stories regarding UFOs that have come out in the past 12 months. Later, they talk about the rising gas prices and whether we can blame President Joe Biden for the increases. UFO REPORT ON JUNE 1 (video) – John Ratcliffe on Maria Bariromo show https://twitter.com/danielchaitin7/status/1373054999954087936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1373054999954087936%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fnation-now%2F2021%2F03%2F22%2Fufo-sightings-made-public-new-report-former-intel-chief-says%2F4802595001%2F USA Today – Upcoming UFO report will be ‘difficult to explain,’ former national intelligence official says https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2021/03/22/ufo-sightings-made-public-new-report-former-intel-chief-says/4802595001/ (Video) Col. David Fravor recountinghis experience with a UFO in 2019 off the coast of San Fran (was interviewed by virtually everyone) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqdOXfuzDIw Washington Examiner – Former intelligence chief: ‘Quite a few more’ UFOs detected than public knows https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/former-intelligence-chief-quite-a-few-more-ufos-detected-than-public-knows NYT- No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/politics/pentagon-ufo-harry-reid-navy.html Medium – The Disclosure of the Extraterrestial Truth Embargo: Timeline https://medium.com/we-are-not-alone-the-disclosure-lobby/the-disclosure-of-the-extraterrestial-truth-embargo-timeline-1f03075f53ad BIDEN’S GAS CotAE – Don’t blame Biden for rising gas prices https://www.americanexperiment.org/dont-blame-biden-for-rising-gas-prices/ The Hill – As gas prices soar, Americans can blame Joe Biden https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/541833-as-gas-prices-soar-americans-can-blame-joe-biden
 
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.]
 
46:10
March 23, 2021
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, interviews Bethany Marcum, CEO of Alaska Policy Forum. The discussion focuses on health care policy and reforms that would lower costs and bring more accessible care to Alaskans. These reforms consist of repealing certificate of need laws, expanding tele-medicine and direct primary care. Read more here: https://alaskapolicyforum.org/2020/06/report-health-care-costs-alaska/ https://alaskapolicyforum.org/2021/03/certificate-of-need-repeal-would-benefit-alaskans/
 
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.
 
18:58
March 19, 2021
When it comes to global policy, climate change is not about the science. It's about redistributing wealth and enriching policymakers. Global emissions trading system create a market that allows less wealthy nations to sell emissions permits to developed nations. Climate Realism's Andy Singer also covers how elites including Al Gore enrich themselves off global climate policy.
 
32:12
March 19, 2021
Eileen Griffin covers the biggest stories from this week in the news. Positive Economic News Continues as Fed, Congress Flood Markets with Money https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/positive-economic-news-continues-as-fed-congress-flood-markets-with-money/ Red States Should Revolt Against Bailout https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/red-states-should-revolt-against-the-blue-state-bailout/ How Much Did GDP Decline? https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/how-much-did-gdp-decline/ Coalition Opposes Restoration of Congressional Earmarks https://heartlanddailynews.com/2021/03/coalition-opposes-restoration-of-congressional-earmarks/
 
 
 
 

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