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This manic Monday The Reason Roundtable tackles President Joe Biden's wild accusations against Facebook, plus the larger debate around misinformation, social media, and government regulations. Join Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Nick Gillespie to hear them discuss:
1:52: Facebook "killing people," and what to do about social-media misinformation
30:19: Weekly Listener Question: "In search for a single point of focus to stand in representation of the multiple reasons for my vaccine hesitancy I have failed many times. If there is an alternative and logically consistent hypothesis, blessed by the CDC, and accepted by those who oversee the mainstream narrative I would be glad to know what it is."
36:16: Biden administration's 3.5 trillion double plus new new deal.
48:24: Weekly media recommendations
This week's links:
- "The Panic Pandemic," by John Tierney
- "The Government Should Stop Telling Facebook To Suppress COVID-19 'Misinformation'," by Robby Soave
- "Magical Thinking Abounds in New Budget Deal Discourse," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
- "Biden Charges Facebook With Homicide, While His Surgeon General Recommends 'Legal and Regulatory Measures' To Suppress COVID-19 'Misinformation'," by Jacob Sullum
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Audio production by Ian Keyser.
Assistant production by Regan Taylor.
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve.