Skip Tenczar delivers:
He’ll be remembered for his act of sedition,
And promoting democracy’s decomposition.
He fired up a mob
In a twisted Les Misérables,
Now his presidency is forever in perdition
Part One: Professor Robert Hockett
Platforms, Presidents, & Politics – What The First Amendment Requires https://www.forbes.com/sites/rhockett/2021/01/24/platforms-presidents--politics--what-the-first-amendment-requires/?sh=57ae82c475d3
Professor Robert Hockett Hockett is an American lawyer, law professor, and policy advocate. He holds two positions at Cornell University (the Edward Cornell Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and a Professor of Public Affairs), is senior counsel at investment firm Westwood Capital, LLC, and was a Fellow at The Century Foundation think tank. HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_C._Hockett#cite_note-3" HYPERLINK "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_C._Hockett#cite_note-4" As of 2019, he is advising Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Green New Deal.
A discussion of how the social media landscape is now the public square, where topics are debated, decided. The meaning of the American "Republic" is discussed, and how it relates to what individuals want and need. So, public media is now the vehicle for citizens discussions, but, unfortunately, controlled by the owners who own the platforms. We discuss how this can be rectified.
Part Two Jake Laperruque
No, We Do Not Need New Terrorism Laws
Senior Counsel, The Constitution Project at POGO
Jake Laperruque is Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project at POGO. He oversees work on privacy, surveillance, and cybersecurity issues, highlighting how emerging technologies are rapidly impacting Constitutional rights and principles. His work focuses on foreign intelligence surveillance, location privacy, cellphone privacy, facial recognition, aerial surveillance, and election security. Previously, Jake worked as the Fellow on Privacy, Surveillance, and Security at the Center for Democracy & Technology and as a Program Fellow at the Open Technology Institute. He also served as a Law Clerk on the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. Jake is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Washington University in St. Louis.
We discuss the lack of will to prosecute rioters, and the mechanisms for how this can go forward. The laws that exist are sufficient.