Seth had the day off today so it was just Jay, Grant, and Park. In the first part of the show, the guys were joined by attorney Kyle Sammin to discuss his latest piece in the magazine called, Solving the social media standoff. Kyle goes into some possible solutions that don’t go as far as eliminating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act but perhaps adding a new category specifically related to big social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook.

Also discussed is the renewed fight over statues and how people warned several years ago it would go beyond Confederate figures and begin to target figures such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

Finally, they talk about the phenomenon of “call-out culture” where people are using social media to do what they think is good, but really is nothing more than an avenue for some to make money and others to engage in adult-sanctioned cyber-bullying.

There are also the preview picks for next week.

Read Kyle’s piece in the magazine here and follow him on Twitter.


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  1. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor

    “There isn’t a political website in the world where the comment section isn’t a sewer of garbage.”

    You don’t say…

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    • June 24, 2020, at 7:44 PM PDT
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  2. Jay Caruso Podcaster

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    “There isn’t a political website in the world where the comment section isn’t a sewer of garbage.”

    You don’t say…

    Hmmm…Perhaps I should have tempered my statement by saying OPEN comments section. :) 

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    • June 25, 2020, at 4:11 AM PDT
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  3. HankRhody Freelance Philosopher Contributor

    By the way, and this is hardly limited to y’all, the idea that the internet couldn’t have existed without section 230 is a lawyer’s eye view of the world. People were building the internet and waiting for the legal system to catch up with it. If you made platforms vulnerable to lawsuits you’d see a lot more websites hosted out of (I don’t know) Brazil, more activity on .onion sites, and most of all a great deal more smaller operations. Suing YouTube only makes sense if you can make enough out of your lawsuit to pay your lawyers.

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    • June 25, 2020, at 10:52 AM PDT
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