Tech Stands Up

Censorship or Anti-Trust? Tech takes action after the Capitol insurrection

January 14, 2021 Season 1 Episode 11
Tech Stands Up
Censorship or Anti-Trust? Tech takes action after the Capitol insurrection
Show Notes

Jan 6, 2021, will be remembered as one of the darkest moments in our country's history. A violent armed mob, incited by the president of the United States,  and fueled by lies, misinformation, and conspiracy theories, stormed the capitol with the clear intention of assassinating politicians and overthrowing the government. 

Since November, the president and his enablers have been spreading the big lie across social media that the election was stolen, and that if their supporters do not fight, then they will lose their country. 

For anyone that says that they didn’t see this coming was not paying attention. Today on the podcast I welcome back Shahid Buttar who has spent 20 years warning us of the rise of fascism in the US and how the technology is enabling it. We talk about how we got here, and if techs response since then was appropriate, and if we are headed down a path that could spell danger for free speech and encryption.