Tech Policy Podcast
#273: [The] Breakup Speech: Antitrust and Free Speech

#273: [The] Breakup Speech: Antitrust and Free Speech

July 30, 2020

Legislators on both the left and right have raised concerns over the control a few major platforms have over online speech. Is breaking up those platforms a way to protect free expression on the Internet? Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow for technology and innovation at the Charles Koch Institute and former acting chief technologist at the FTC, joins the show to discuss the problems with this approach. For more, see his essay on the subject.

#272: Transparency, Tech, and Surveillance with WashingTech

#272: Transparency, Tech, and Surveillance with WashingTech

July 16, 2020

With policing reform at the center of the country’s attention, it’s critical to examine the ways in which the state’s use of technology can enable abuse and discrimination. Joe Miller, president and CEO of the Washington Center for Technology Policy and Inclusion and host of the WashingTech podcast, joins the show to discuss the roles that body cameras, facial recognition, and other technologies play in government surveillance. Follow him on Twitter @joemillerjd

#271: Pay Black Women, Pinterest

#271: Pay Black Women, Pinterest

July 2, 2020

This is the story of two brilliant Black women Aerica Shimizu Banks and Ifeoma Ozoma. Pinterest, the company they gave their talents and dedication to, mistreated them and discriminated against them. Pinterest still hasn't done right by them. 

You can read coverage of their story in The Washington Post, The Business Insider, The Protocol, Politico, The LA Times, Forbes, NPR, USA Today and many other outlets. Here is the Statement from The Color of Change.

Follow Aerica and Ifeoma on Twitter at @erikashimizu and @IfeomaOzoma