On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, lawyer, Federalist senior contributor, and co-host of the Conservative Minds podcast Kyle Sammin joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss how big business has become more of a threat to free speech than big government.
“We were not that concerned with big business,” Sammin explained. “We were concerned with big government, but we didn’t really see business as a threat to us because it mostly just wanted to make money and as capitalists, that’s something we’re pretty comfortable with usually. But it seems to have shifted a lot lately.”
Regulating Big Tech, Sammin said, isn’t necessarily ideal, but it could be the best solution for now.
“I don’t like the idea of saying ‘Let’s regulate them so they don’t do this,’ because that brings problems too. Everything has trade-offs and there will be abuses but I think the abuses are a lot smaller on that end and affect a lot fewer people,” Sammin said.
“If we can regulate them to the extent of saying here you have this code of conduct, enforce it honestly. Across the board, hire people instead of using algorithms to ban people. Do it effectively. Do the work. Make the effort. Do it fairly,” he said.
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