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Episode 54 - The Return of Jack Balkin: Social Media Regulation & Responsibility

What is the responsibility of social media outlets in a healthy society? Renown Yale Law Professor and author, Jack Balkin, returns for a discussion about the Constitution, social media responsibility, advertising dollars, and how Facebook is damaging our world: politically and socially.

What is the responsibility of social media outlets like Facebook, YouTube, Google, and Twitter in a healthy society? In a time where anyone - including radicals and even politicians - can use 'shock jock' outrageous methods to influence and mobilize huge audiences, to promote violence, and ruin people's lives, how can we get a handle on it? Renown Yale Law Professor and author, Jack Balkin, returns for a discussion with hosts Bill Curtis and member of the Supreme Court Bar, Jane Albrecht, about the Constitution, social media responsibility, advertising dollars, and how Facebook is damaging our world: politically and socially.

Episode Timestamps:

2:12 Why does Facebook get a free pass but, broadcast TV is regulated by the government. The history of The Telecom Act.

3:23 Did the government promote the internet?

3:55 The idea of network effects

4:23 We are the content producers and the lack of editing

5:03 Rules and regulations of the FCC / Broadcast VS Internet

5:47 Sec 230 Communication Decency Act

7:03 The Digital megaphone and how internet helps promote radicalization

7:32 Digital Terrorism and organization

8:23 Twitter, and Google: Surveillance Companies

8:37 These free companies online monetize their data and experiments on users -

11:10 The two faces of Facebook and the culture of working for them. Social media Culture in general and their business model / The Power of Facebook

2:03 Will the US go the way of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) (FB AD) -

14:13 Regulating business for social responsibility

15:44 How to regulate private business to be socially responsible

15:51 Why give people a platform if BAD ACTORS will also have a platform.

21:13 How to change the policy / The Balkin Plan

23:50 Limiting monizitation

26:45 Free Speech and wrapping up the topic

28:30 The 800 Pound Gorilla known as Trump

31:14 If the USA ran its own Social Media Company

33:29 Final question: All social media uses should be qualified as real people

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Hosted by: Bill Curtis and Jane Albrecht

Produced by: Joey Salvia

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