On this week’s If Then, Slate’s April Glaser and Will Oremus talk about a somewhat surprising speech from the antitrust chief of Trump’s DOJ. They bring you up to date on a big new data privacy bill in Congress, and Mike Nuñez, a journalist for Mashable, joins the show to discuss how his reporting on alleged liberal bias at Facebook has sparked a somewhat bizarre Congressional inquiry.
The hosts are also joined by Dr. Mary Anne Franks, a professor of law at the University of Miami Law School, where she teaches criminal law, First Amendment law, and Technology policy. They speak about the massively important Communications Decency Act, which was just amended to allow victims of sex trafficking to sue websites that knowingly facilitate it.
And as always, “Don’t Close My Tabs,” the Sean Hannity/Jeff Bezos edition.
1:40 DOJ Antitrust Speech
6:15 New data privacy bill
11:13 Diamond and Silk on Capitol Hill: phone call with Mashable’s Michael Nuñez
20:55 Zillow clarification regarding last week’s show
22:14 Interview: Professor Mary Anne Franks on amending the CDA to fight sex trafficking
44: 08 Don’t Close My Tabs
Don’t Close My Tabs Links:
KQED: How Sean Hannity Began His Path to Punditry on Santa Barbara Community Radio
Washingtonian: Here Are the Floor Plans for Jeff Bezos’s $23 Million DC Home
Podcast production by Max Jacobs.
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