Techdirt Podcast Episode 266: In Defense Of Section 230 & A Decentralized Internet

from the we're-back dept

The podcast went on pause over the holidays and amidst the deluge of... events — but now we're back! And to kick things off, we've got a cross-post from Nick Gillespie's Reason podcast. Mike recently joined Nick for an interview about Section 230 and why a decentralized internet is better than a heavily-restricted one, and you can listen to the whole thing on this week's episode of the Techdirt Podcast.

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    Samuel Abram (profile), 19 Jan 2021 @ 5:35pm

    Re:

    I'll respond to a few things here.

    You can tell a lot about a guy based on who they associate with.

    a.k.a. the "guilty by association" logical fallacy.

    Mike heading over to Reason to be a guest on their podcast

    People have other people with whom they don't agree 100% on all the time. For instance, David Sirota (a speechwriter for Bernie Sanders and husband of Colorado state senator Emily Sirota) had the likes of Ken Buck (an archconservative US representaive from Colorado) over on his podcast. They talked about things they see eye-to-eye on. I don't agree with Reason all the time (probably about half the time), but Mike's move here seemed extremely logical.

    Reason is a pile of Koch-funded garbage.

    Libertarian billionaires funding an openly libertarian web-site? *drops monocle in champagne glass*

    The site has numerous pro-corporate articles which treat Net Neutrality and any sort of reasonable regulation as if it's government abusing its power.

    Was Mike (or rather, Karl, since that's his beat) invited over to their podcast to comment? If not, what's your problem?

    Its comments section is even worse and goes largely unmoderated, populated by alt-right Trumpers and spambots.

    This site gets alt-right Trumpers and spambots as well. It's more moderated, but at least you can see their comments. Also, why shouldn't they moderate as they see fit?

    But then again, I guess much of Reason's stances are in line with Mike "I have a Degree in Union Busti- I mean Labor Relations" Masnick.

    I disagree with Mike on unions. That being said, you're being extremely disingenuous if you think that him commenting on these issues on their podcast means that he agrees with them 100%, or even 95%.


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