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The official podcast of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review

    Should Tiktok be Banned? A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

    Should Tiktok be Banned? A Conversation with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

    This week, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr joins STLR host Mariam Kamal to discuss the natonal security concerns surrounding Tiktok. Commissioner Carr was appointed to the FCC in 2018 by former President Donald Trump. Recently, Comissioner Carr wrote a letter to Apple and Google urging them to remove Tiktok from their app stores and testified in Congress about Tiktok's security threat.
    Before the interview, Mariam and co-host Ben Faber provide some background information on the Tiktok controversy and discuss why Comissioner Carr believes Tiktok is a threat to national security. 

    • 21 min
    Disparities in the Startup Ecosystem with Lynisse Pantin

    Disparities in the Startup Ecosystem with Lynisse Pantin

    This week, Professor Lynisse Pantin joins STLR host Mariam Kamal to discuss the startup ecosyem and the challenges that minorities face when starting a company.
    Professor Pantin is the founding director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at Columbia Law School and author of "The Wealth Gap and Racial Disparities in the Startup Ecosystem."

    • 19 min
    Second-Wave Content Moderation with Evelyn Douek

    Second-Wave Content Moderation with Evelyn Douek

     
    Should social media companies continue to rely on ex post standards to regulate what their users post? Or should platforms look to free speech jurisprudence to make these determinations? Are these companies publishers entitled to free speech protections? Or are they just platforms primarily concerned with hosting their users' content? 
    As this debate goes on, Evelyn Douek thinks this framing misses the point. Douek, of Harvard Law School and the Knight First Amendment Foundation, argues that a free-speech paradigm gives social media entities a possibly undeserved amount of authority to shape domestic and international events. Instead of trying to draw the line between "good" and "bad" speech, she recommends a systems level ex ante regulatory in which online platforms are treated as bureaucratic agencies and regulated using administrative law norms such as accountability and transparency. 
    You can find more about Evelyn Douek's work on her website, and you can follow her on Twitter. 
     

    • 58 min
    Inside Big Tech Accountability with Colin Stretch

    Inside Big Tech Accountability with Colin Stretch

    For our next two episodes, STLR Conversations will be discussing where to start with the ever-growing call for regulation of social media. This week, Colin Stretch and Mariam Kamal discuss the former's path from working in the public sector as a judicial clerk to liaising with the public sector as general counsel of Facebook. This interview, conducted last semester, provides important context for understanding the regulatory opportunities and constraints facing internet platforms. 

    • 29 min
    Future of Big-Tech Regulation with Tom Wheeler

    Future of Big-Tech Regulation with Tom Wheeler

    This week, former-Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler joins STLR editor Mariam Kamal to discuss how he came to the FCC and what the future of technology regulations might look like in light of Frances Haugen's congressional testimony. 
    Follow STLR on Twitter: https://twitter.com/columbiastlr

    • 27 min
    Decentralized Antitrust Regulation Using Blockchain with Professor Thibault Schrepel

    Decentralized Antitrust Regulation Using Blockchain with Professor Thibault Schrepel

    STLR Conversations returns with an interview with Professor Thibault Schrepel. An associate professor at VU Amsterdam and a faculty affiliate of Stanford Law's CodeX Center, he and STLR's Jessica Hart discuss possible friction and synergies between antitrust enforcement and blockchain technology. Professor Schrepel develops these ideas into an innovative regulatory mechanisms in his new book Blockchain + Antitrust: The Decentralization Formula. 
    Professor Schrepel's academic profile: https://law.stanford.edu/directory/thibault-schrepel/
    Blockchain + Antitrust publisher's page: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/usd/blockchain-antitrust-9781800885523.html
    Follow STLR on Twitter: https://twitter.com/columbiastlr
     

    • 42 min

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