19 episodes

Counterspeak is a free speech podcast hosted by Sydney Jarrard, ABA's Content Director; Dave Grogan, ABA's Director of ABFE, Advocacy and Public Policy; and Maria Peroni, ABA's Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator.

The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily that of the American Booksellers Association or the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

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Counterspeak is a free speech podcast hosted by Sydney Jarrard, ABA's Content Director; Dave Grogan, ABA's Director of ABFE, Advocacy and Public Policy; and Maria Peroni, ABA's Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator.

The views expressed in this podcast are not necessarily that of the American Booksellers Association or the American Booksellers for Free Expression.

    Is the Government Spying on Free Speech Groups?

    Is the Government Spying on Free Speech Groups?

    In this episode, Patrick Eddington and host Sydney Jarrard discuss Eddington’s ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) project; the project is trying to determine the extent to which FBI domestic surveillance is collecting national security or intelligence records on domestic organizations such as media outlets, organizations dedicated to the Bill of Rights, and immigration policy groups. One such organization is the Campaign for Liberty, a political organization founded by Congressman Ron Paul.

    • 20 min
    Free Speech, Privacy, and Liability on Social Media

    Free Speech, Privacy, and Liability on Social Media

    Sydney Jarrard talks with Daphne Keller, Director of Intermediary Liability at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. The conversation focuses on Keller’s work involving legal protections for users’ free expression rights. On online platforms, users’ content is generally evaluated for illegal or harmful activity through the use of Terms of Service and/or algorithms. Keller offers a unique perspective on privacy and free expression, having worked as Associate General Counsel for Google until 2015.

    • 25 min
    Counterspeak: David Kaye on the Speech Police

    Counterspeak: David Kaye on the Speech Police

    #Freespeech online. Sydney Jarrard speaks with author David Kaye about his book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet (Columbia Global Reports).

    In their conversation, Kaye and Jarrard discuss how the internet has transformed into a tool for governments to #censor citizens. #BigTech companies are often given tremendous unchecked power to regulate content on their platforms.

    • 19 min
    Counterspeak: When They Come for You

    Counterspeak: When They Come for You

    In this installment, American Booksellers Association Content Director Sydney Jarrard talks with author David Kirby about the status of free speech in America and his book "When They Come For You: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties — and How to Take Them Back" (St. Martin’s Press).

    • 24 min
    A Look Into the Free Speech Positions of the Democratic Nominees

    A Look Into the Free Speech Positions of the Democratic Nominees

    Here, ABA Content Director Sydney Jarrard and Director of ABFE, Advocacy, and Public Policy Dave Grogan delve into the free speech positions of the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

    • 31 min
    Big Tech's Threat to Free Speech

    Big Tech's Threat to Free Speech

    In this installment, host Dave Grogan offers a wrap-up of this year’s Banned Books Week, and explores the impact of big technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google on free speech.

    • 16 min

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