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Raimondo testifies in confirmation hearing to be commerce secretary
"The new Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Antony Blinken, becoming the third Cabinet member to win approval in the body in administration. Meanwhile, Rhode Island Governor and Commerce secretary nominee Gina Raimondo, appearing before the Senate Commerce Committee for her confirmation hearing. The Harvard grad, laying out her views on the mission of
Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting 'Stop the Steal'
"In washington censoring social media. Content and corporate. America speaks out leading today's news. Congress has formerly confirmed the election of joe biden as the sixth president of the united states after rebuffing efforts by a small group of republicans to object to the acceptance of electoral college winds for biden in arizona and pennsylvania. The house and senate began the process of counting electoral college votes wednesday afternoon but the preceding was interrupted for about six hours by a mob that stormed the capitol building. The count resumed at about eight pm. But that was after a woman was shot and killed by capitol police while three other people died for medical emergencies. Day or historic day for american democracy. Maybe a bit of both while the mob delayed presidential certification and lead doorbell violence. It didn't stop the process or institutions and lawmakers. Were able to reconvene later that night. Some other happenings. The second of two runoff elections in georgia was called in the democrats favor handing 'binding control of the senate and solidifying his economic policy platform. Both jon ossoff and rough high warnock lead their opponents by more than the point five percentage point threshold for a recount triggering. A blue wave to descend on washington. How did the market respond. Trading was largely unaffected by the chaos at the us capitol and ended the such mostly higher on expectations of more robust stimulus. Package tech fell back. The possibility of antitrust legislation though futures linked to the major averages all powered higher overnight. I think the reason the markets are flunks. Is it's not going to change. The transition of power said tom lee of fun strut global advisors the ten year treasury yield also broke above one percent for the first time since the pandemic began in late march sparking a rally in the banking sector in other news. The disarray seen in washington. Also shift online. As both twitter and facebook suspended president trump from posting on their sites it marked the social media industry strongest actions to date to rein in controversial content citing risks of violence and repeated and severe violations of their policies. Twitter which luck. Trump's account for twelve hours also warned that further violations of its rules could lead to a permanent suspension. What happened the platforms have been labeling election related tweets by trump since november which made declarations of victory and claim. There was a plot to steal votes. The final straw appeared to be a video circulated by trump in which he described those who showed up for the rally as very special called the election. Fraud hewlett and said. He understands how the protesters feel. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it. Especially the other side he added. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order thought bubble. Censorship concerns over violence were raised during a recent. Us senate commerce committee. Hearing when twitter's dorsey was asked how supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei of iran was allowed to glorify bloodshed in many of his tweets without eighty tc downs his response we did not find those violate our terms of service because we considered them which is part of speech of world leaders in concert with other countries speech against our own people or countries on citizens we believe is different and can cause more immediate harm outlook. Some appointed parlor is a free speech focused alternative to the giants of silicone valley. The service leaves virtually all bought a ration- decisions up to individuals collects almost no data about users and doesn't use content recommendation algorithms it shows users all the posts from everyone they follow in reverse chronological order. However many that have immigrated to the platform have continued posting on twitter. Raising the questions of whether parlor will eventually fizzle complement or replace larger platforms with much bigger audiences business leaders and trade groups including the us chamber of commerce business. Roundtable and national farmers union are calling for the peaceful transfer following the turmoil seen the us capital. Since the start of the week we've already heard warnings. Prominent company leaders have cautioned about challenging election results and undermining economic stability motivated in part by the desire to get members of congress back to focusing on repairing economy. that's been shredded by the pandemic. They're saying the insurrection that followed the president's remarks today is appalling and an affront to the democratic values we hold dear as americans there must be a peaceful transition of power said blackstone. Ceo steven schwartzman. One of mr trump's most loyal allies on wall street. This is not who we are as a people or a country added j. morgan ceo jamie diamond. While apple's tim cook said it marked a sad and shameful chapter and called for those responsible to be held to account the head of the national association of manufacturers a group representing fourteen thousand companies in the us even called on vice president mike pence to seriously consider invoking the twenty fifth amendment to remove trump from office response. Even though i totally disagree with the outcome of the election and the facts bear me out. Nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on january twentieth. I've always said we will continue our fight to ensure that only illegal votes were counted. President trump tweeted through the account. A could be no white house director of social media while this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential. It's only the beginning of our fight to make america great again
Senate investigators fault FAA over Boeing jet, safety
"A Senate committee finds fault with the FAA's handling of the review of Boeing's seven thirty seven Max jetliner following two fatal crashes the Senate commerce committee says Boeing improperly influenced the key safety test on the Boeing seven thirty seven Max and Federal Aviation Administration officials may have obstructed a review of two deadly crashes involving the plane in its report the committee also said the FAA continues to retaliate against whistleblowers and its parent the transportation department hindered investigators by refusing to turn over documents the crashes led to the grounding of the Max jet the F. A. A. after a review of Boeing's changes approved the plane to fly again if airlines also make key changes the committee blasted part of that review saying Boeing inappropriately influenced FAA testing a pilot reaction time to a nose down pitch of the plate the same problem that led to the two fatal crashes to McGuire Washington
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Are website and, of course, this three hour weekend radio show in a few days ago, some of the biggest names in big tech They testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on if you had a chance to look at this, and this time, I'll tell you, the hearings were just heated. They were testy, and the thing is you have Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Google, Sundar Pichai and Twitters Jack Dorsey. There are really afraid of being forced to break up their companies What they're really afraid of, and this is really interesting is the repeal the law, giving them special protection against libel and slander. This is very important in section 2 30 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 Think about that 1996 did we really even have an intern of them? Not so much, but here's the deal. Is that this law protects big tech from any lawsuits resulting from lies posted by anonymous users, and we see it all the time. Don't be on social media falls libelous statements being plastered online by people and no one can soup, Big tech But meanwhile, This is what always urged me. All radio television. Newspapers and magazines were all held responsible for everything that we broadcast everything that we publish. It just doesn't seem fair, but it goes way beyond just making statements that aren't true. It's also about Speech that Facebook and Twitter police themselves basically deciding what you can and can't see on the various social media services. So Twitter has no qualms about blocking political content that they decide isn't true. But it's okay for some reason. When the leader Iran takes to Twitter to question if the Holocaust actually happened, because that apparently doesn't violate their policies. So the question is, Where do you draw the line? And why's it up to them in the first place? And if it's something that all the big tech companies agree on, like keeping section 2 30 on change? That's usually a clear sign that it's not really good for everyone else. And speaking of bad news, social media totally lit up at the sight of Jack Dorsey's beard. Did you see that during the congressional hearings? I mean, talk about covert hair, no matter how much money he has, that beer does not grow on May But instead of trying to save face, maybe Jack should just Shave his face. Alright, Number two, the party's over and Marchais piece around the country suspended data caps when all of us found ourselves just working from home or going to school at home or worse. Unemployed. Well, that nice gesture is coming to an end and going over your monthly data Capt. Is going to lead to some big charges on your bill. I got it myself and alert this past week that came my email. I said, Well, you guys are over. It's going to cost 20 bucks this month. So think about all of your Internet habits while you're still at home. How much data are you using? What about the kids? What about all your streaming devices? And you're smart devices, The keys that you really just want to figure out just how much Internet that you're really using per month. So instead of risking and over, it's like I have. It may make sense to upgrade your plan because you can save somebody. In the long run. You can reduce video service. You can reduce the quality from HD to SD, and you could do audio only calls. So there are some ways that you can shrink that data users, and we have a whole bunch of tips over at commando dot com. But we start thinking about the pandemic is kind of like a Netflix serious, right? When you think it's over fed only another season just gets released. Number three zombies aren't just for movies anymore. We throw away a lot of stuff here in the United States, and when it comes to gadgets, we often don't throw them away the right way. Lithium ion batteries in particular everywhere in today's tech, aren't they from laptops and smartphones? Also highly flammable, causing plenty of headaches for those in the waste collection industry. So listen to this. According to fire detection services manufacturer Fire over fires at waste facilities have grown more than 25%. That's right since 2016 as because we just throw away all of our gadgets and the zombie batteries, as they call them can just easily catch fire or they consent fire using the Amazon candle..
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Alan Brian with until nine o'clock yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing how and they were in. They invited or asked. Several of the leaders of social media platforms to join him. Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO, washed ashore and was able to join him. Did you see him? Did he look like he been on an island? Why, like, Yeah. He looked just like Tom Hanks, winner of the Koven beard. You know that, right? No, I did not seem I have to admit knowing he had that Ezekiel Elliott. Nose piercing and no. Yes, alright, but he sparred with Ted Cruz, The Texas senator. Really? Ted Cruz did all the sparring You know, over the companies. Well, they're new policy where they block users who tweet links to articles that Twitter doesn't agree with us, right? Yes. So that now then So what does that do to Twitter and Facebook? Ted Cruz called him the single biggest threat. Teo the greatest threat to free speech in America right now, huh? Well, they turned themselves into Ah, newspaper, Don't they turned themselves and they are no longer protected. Right if they're if they're starting to You know this? Yeah, well headed and also just simply block Certain ideas. Here's Here's a couple of cuts for you. Here's Ted Cruz going after a Jack Dorsey, the CEO New York Post is still blocked from tweeting two weeks later. Yes, they have to log into the account, which they can do at this minute, Delete the original tweet, which fell under our original enforcement actions, and they can tweet the exact same material from the exact same article, and it would go through. So what does that make any sense? No. What does that mean? That the deleted retweeted? Yeah, You could just turn around you, but you have to delete it because that was on the original rules. What's their version of kissing the ring? I guess so. Because, you know, they can always say well that we made him to delete it. But then they just retweeted. It's it's ridiculous. Cruz groups goes onto him this nice I know his Twitter have the ability to influence elections. No. Don't stop. You don't believe Twitter has any ability to influence elections. No. We're one part of expectant of communication channels that people have So your testifying to this committee right now that Twitter when its silences people when its sensors people wanted blocks political speech that has no impact on elections. People people have choice. So that kind of guy. So what? What do they do with that guy? Well, it got Ted Cruz man. I'll just be honest with you. You got those helmets got. So what they would would Ted Cruz. Well, do I think you might see some regulation applied to him now, you know that that limits their ability to edit. Here's how Ted Cruz into this conversation with Jack Dorsey. Mr Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to here and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic Super Pac? Silencing used to the contrary, your political. Let's give Mr Dorsey a few second stands for that, and then we'll have to conclude this one. Who's that? But we're not doing that. And this is why I opens. This hearing with calls for more transparency. Yeah, I think that was Roger Wicker. How think he's ahead of the Commerce Committee. So I think that was Roger, working from But how about that? Who the hell elected you? Yeah. Ali. And the fifth, he said. Well, we're calling for more transparent and Jack Dorsey was sitting there going you could tell his attitude is you're wasting my time. Mr. Yeah, I mean, But as he said, at least I appeared You know, At least I showed up for the commitment. You're eating ticks out of his beard. You know 5 50 once we know that he has money, cooking traffic..
Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators Over Online Speech
"The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google clashed with senators at a hearing today focused on what people cannon cannot close on their platforms. NPR's Shannon Bond reports the company's face sharply different questions from Democrats and Republicans. Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee accused the tech companies of bias against conservatives and they grilled Twitter and Facebook over decisions to put warning labels on misleading posts by President Trump. Democrats, on the other hand, pressed the executives on what they're doing to curb hate speech, false claims about voting and other harmful content, and they accuse their Republican colleagues of politicizing an important debate over online speech. There was little discussion of the hearing stated topic whether to change a long standing law that gives thes tech companies legal immunity for what their users
Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown
"Questions from lawmakers on how they moderate content on their platforms. This is worries about censorship and misinformation, and the run up to the election continues to grow. Members of both parties on the Senate Commerce Committee grilled the tech executives on whether changes should be made to a law that protects the social networks from liability for their users posts. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Fact that both sides criticize us doesn't mean that we're getting this right. But it doesn't mean that there are really disagreements about where the limits of online speech should be. All three of the CEOs appeared virtually because of the pandemic. Wall Street sharply lower today as Corona virus cases rise in the U. S and Europe. All three
'Who the hell elected you?' Big tech CEOs grilled in US Senate hearing
"Tech company CEOs and guys very long beards and interest now, Fitz. They faced a lot of questions today in a hearing. I guess it was the Senate Commerce Committee If I'm not mistaken, But how did it go? And is there any news being made? Yeah. First of two appearances by the social texts, social media giant before Capitol Hill. This was the Commerce Committee ahead is Lindsey Graham's Judiciary Committee That's expected to be just after the election. But bottom line you know, Democrats and Republicans pretty much on the same page in terms of social media playing God with American democracy, choosing what posts get to stay up. Who's there? Come down and who gets blocked? Um, and during a presidential election. Ah, lot of alarm about that. Obviously, they seem to favor the more democratic side. So conservatives were particularly angry Ted Cruz really going at it with Jack Dorsey from Twitter. You know, Cruz saying who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report. What the American people are allowed to here and why persistent, behave behaving as a democratic super PAC, So he was pretty fight the Jack Gorski countered. You know, we're not doing that. This is why I opened this hearing with calls for more transparency, So there's pretty good back and forth. One interesting thing I should note is that Mark Zuckerberg, who had the all powerful Facebook initially had trouble connecting with the hearing. Really, somebody on this team or whatever. Overcame a technical difficulties and was able to jump in any appetite as faras stripping away the protections against them being held under slander laws, like newspapers and magazines have to adhere to radio stations any appetite for stripping that away from social media platforms and the leveling the playing field. Yeah, I think there really is. Ah, serious call for change. Obviously, everybody's focused with next Tuesday's election, and it won't happen before the election. But I think there's a lot of discomfort on both sides of the aisle. Really, with the power that these institutions the social media platforms have over our society that and and if they're able TTO basically regulate. Who's that gets to say What then There's a lot of concern about monopoly and whether you need to break them up and that sort of thing. So we'll see if a new Congress can maybe come together and do some kind of adjustments to their Regulation. But, you know, we'll see.
Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators Over Online Speech
"Major tech companies Google, Twitter and Facebook testified before Congress today, fielding questions from lawmakers on how they moderate content on their platforms. This as worries about censorship and misinformation in the run up to the election continues to grow. Members of the Senate Commerce Committee grilled the tech executives on whether changes should be made to a law that protects the social networks from liability for their users. Posts. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Fact that both sides criticize us doesn't mean that we're getting this right. But it doesn't mean that there are real disagreements about where the limits of online speech should be. All three of the CEOs appeared virtually because of the pandemic. The White House
Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing was set to discuss tech’s content-moderation practices
"Thing. Both sides are worried about the sobriety, Fox News, the power of big tech companies, and whether it's being abused to the heads of Facebook, Twitter and Google, appearing virtually at a Senate hearing Fox is Jarod help earn Has this live? The Senate Commerce Committee is considering changes the section to 30 of federal law protecting social media sites from liability on what is posted. You are the Democrats correct that you all are the legitimate referees. Over our political speech. Mr Zucker Burger, you the ref, Senator, Senator. I certainly think not, and I do not want Busto have that role. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO send Harper try all giving a similar response to South Dakota Republican John Boone. Course he did defend his platforms. Labeling of some of President Trump's tweets is harmful, telling the panel action is taken looks of confusion that could occur. Lisa,
At Hearing, Republicans Accuse Zuckerberg and Dorsey of Censorship
"Of Facebook. Google on Twitter as you heard on ABC, testifying in a Senate hearing today on how their companies treat the flow of speech and information. Lawmakers have been critical of the tech giant's when it comes to issues of monopoly, privacy and censorship. Republicans have accused social media of suppressing conservative views and Democrats raise concerns over providing a place for hate speech to thrive. Democrat Maria Cantwell of our state has issues with how she believes these companies affect local media. I am concerned about the vertical nature of news and information. Today. I expect to ask the witness is about the fact that I believe they create a chokepoint for local news, the Senate Commerce Committee authorizing subpoenas for Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Jack Dorsey of Twitter. Other companies have said they are appearing voluntarily.
Tech CEOs To Testify Before Senate Panel On Platforms' Legal Shield
"Americans you, have six days left to cast their votes in this most unusual presidential election never before has an election been. So influenced by social media back in May twitter added labels to tweets at the company felt were potentially misleading and that included tweets by President, trump facebook has now banned all new political ads between now and the election though ads that have already been published are still visible, Google. Will stop all political ads from running after the polls close election day that's something facebook has pledged to do as well. So now the CEO's of twitter facebook and Google are all being made to defend those policies they're set to testify today before the Senate Commerce Committee senators are weighing whether to reconsider the legal shield that has long protected. The TECH INDUSTRY NPR's Allen is here to explain hey bobby. Good Morning. Rachel. Let's just start off with the timing of all this. Why why is this happening now? So it's happening now because the calls as you mentioned have been coming for some time from trump and from even from Democrats in Congress to do something about this law section to thirty. Now. Like you said at the top twitter for the first time, placed a label on one of trump's tweets that one. He made a false claim about mail in voting, and this is really irritated trump and it really amped his crusade to have the platforms reigned in Here's the president after twitter flag that tweet they've had unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit shape hide alter virtually any form of communication between private citizens. So trump. There was signing an executive order aimed at a law that protects the tech industry like I said, it's known as section two thirty, and that is why Senate Republicans have today called this hearing. Okay. So this is the legal shield section to thirty. Explain what this law does. Yes. So it was passed in the mid nineties during the early days of the Internet if you can recall them. Back. Yeah back then facebook and twitter we're not yet around but. Names like compuserve and prodigy were. Services people talked a lot about and back then and now the law gave tech platforms. He's shield that made their future growth possible and in basically what it says Rachel is that they cannot be sued for what posted to their sites. But now this law is in peril because for once Democrats Republicans can actually agree on something and it's that this law is no good and it's got to go I imagine they. They may come to the same conclusion but different ways, right? I mean do Democrats and Republicans agree on why section thirty so bad. So the short answer is no a Democrats, say it has let facebook. And twitter for years have a hands off approach to misinformation and hate speech Republicans on the other hand say, Hey, these platforms are hiding behind this law to suppress conservative views. Even facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says, this law should be updated but he and many other tech leaders say repealing it completely would be a disaster because that would open the floodgates to endless lawsuits and Rachel, and we're not just talking about facebook here. I mean we CA-. Pedia yelp read it and so many other corners of the Internet that relies. So heavily on this law could be subject to lots and lots of lawsuits if this law is repealed. So, really this is about are these just platforms or do they have some kind editorial influence on the content? The they allow on their platforms as part of this Republicans today are expected to air grievances about what they perceive as a liberal bias on on these platforms right? What does the data say about that, right? So Republicans point to twitter's decision to remove links on its platform of recently the New York Post story about Hunter Biden that had some very questionable sourcing facebook also reduced the the spread of. That story. So there are lots of anecdotal one offs like this, and then there's the data as you mentioned, which presents a much different story and the data says that conservative us and conservative stories actually are amplified on facebook at some of the most engaged with content and the facebook algorithm rewards engagement. So it's actually the opposite of what the some conservatives are saying that facebook and twitter are helping conservative us and helping conservative store stories reach bigger audiences than they ever could have imagined before the social networks.
Social media CEOs to face grilling from Republican senators
"The top executives from Facebook Twitter and Google have been summoned to testify before a congressional committee today about alleged political bias some lawmakers on the Senate commerce committee think the big social media giants are suppressing conservative religious and anti abortion views on their platforms the allegations increase this month after the New York Post published an unverified story about Joe Biden and his son's business activities which most other media outlets did not so after being threatened with subpoenas mark Zuckerberg Jack Dorsey and Google soon DARPA chai will be grilled about what they post and what they suppress senators will also explore proposals to revise legal protections for online speech which critics say allows social media platforms to avoid having to filter out questionable content Jackie Quinn Washington
3 social media CEOs face grilling by GOP senators on bias
"Today facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and center Chai's CEO of Google and Youtube owner alphabet have been asked to testify before the Senate Commerce. Committee. They've been invited by the Republican led panel to answer questions about how their platforms deal with political content and ads joining me on what to expect is our tech policy reporter Ryan Tracy. Ryan. Thanks so much for being here. Good Morning. Thanks for having me. Okay. So it's just a week before the election and all of A. Sudden, the heads of the top social media platforms are coming to Washington. What was the impetus behind the sudden invite? Well, it was a surprise when we first heard that the committee wanted to see is to testify it was kind of unlike what we saw in the house over the past year and a half where the antitrust subcommittee investigated these companies and went back and forth for a while this came together in less than a week. There was less than a week between when they. Were invited and when the committee threatened to subpoena them to come and it was clear that the committee wanted them to come before the election and so I think it's fair to have read into that. That lawmakers see these companies as playing a really really important role right now and want to sort of oversee that role. Let's talk about what this hearing is going to focus on section two thirty of the Nineteen ninety-six Communications Decency Act. We've talked about this act in the past, but can you just give us a refresher wise it on the line right now. Sure said, the topic of the hearing is section two thirty. That's the law that gives big online platforms and small ones actually as well. Immunity from lawsuits when users post content on their sites, it also gives them immunity when they take down content or when they moderate content, and that's been viewed as a really important law for these companies to be able to develop. And grow their user base without the threat of lawsuits. Around every corner that being said, it's also getting a lot of scrutiny these days both Democrats and Republicans are wondering whether given how powerful these tech companies have become. They still deserve such a broad legal immunity, and so that's going to be a big topic of discussion at this hearing is the fact that this is taking place right before the election important for this conversation. Yeah absolutely I mean first of all, there's going to be a debate about at this hearing about how serious each party is about wanting to reform section to thirty Democrats will surely point out that. Republicans are holding this hearing before the election and that looks like perhaps an effort to influence the way facebook and twitter deal with political content over the next week and and even. After the election as well So you'll have that kind of going on in the background it also really it's kind of amazing to see this happening just six days before. November third because you know if you'd looked back earlier this year, this is exactly where facebook and twitter and Google did not want to be right that they do not want to be the center of conversation. Around this election, they had a really bad experience with that four years ago, and you know despite their efforts to get things under control this time to be more aware of the potential pitfalls around misinformation around you know things that candidates might say or that users might post despite all those efforts here they are again kind of at the center of the conversation and it just shows how central they've become to our discourse. Okay. So let's break it down a little bit. What position do we expect Republicans to take in this hearing? Yes. So Republicans are very likely to bring up they view as a bias on social media by the. Social media platforms, they see that when twitter and facebook, for example, took action against the new. York. Post stories about the Biden family in recent weeks that they were doing that with a liberal bias they think that Silicon Valley operates that way, and so we're starting to hear a lot of those types of accusations. We also expect the CEO's to push back on that as they have in the past and say that you know what they're trying to strike a balance and they're not leaving up content or taking down content with regard to one political party or another, but rather with regard to these sort of nonpartisan policies that they've tried to develop. Now, these companies have actually taken a lot of very different steps ahead of the election. Is it fair to even put all of them in the same category or are they going to be speaking to them individually about the separate efforts that they've taken? Will you're right I mean once again to the details there definitely are differences between these companies certainly, they all generally have gotten more active since twenty six. More willing to kind of step in and put a thumb on the scale when they they think it's necessary. But you know twitter for example, handled the New York Post stories by blocking sharing of a link to the stories facebook didn't do that facebook. said, it wanted its third party fact checkers to look at the stories, and while that was happening, it would slow the spread of those stories on his platforms. So there's a lot of shades of gray certainly with these companies and it'll be interesting to see how lawmakers treat them whether one of them comes out ahead or behind certainly with respect to again what we've seen with. The stories about Joe. Biden in recent days twitter print taking the brunt of that because they have taken the most. Drastic action in response to it. So we've talked a little bit about the questions. Republicans are likely to ask in this hearing. What about the Democrats Will Democrats main concern is the spread of false information on social media and we expect them to ask about that. We expect them to push back against the accusations of anti-conservative by that Republicans are going to make and so in that sense at least the Tuxedos, I'll have a friend in the room because Democrats will certainly back them on their. Their denials of those claims there could be other issues brought up for example, Google was the target of an antitrust lawsuit. Recently, we could see lawmakers ask about that on both sides of the Aisle Senator Maria Cantwell who was the top Democrat on the committee put out a report this week where she criticized these companies specifically facebook and Google for endangering local news organizations given the way that they treat content created by local news
CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before Senate
"Major. Tech, CEO's have another virtual appearance before Congress, coming up zeos of facebook twitter and Google Parent Alphabet will appear before the Senate Commerce. Committee on October Twenty Eight, the Republican led committee will question them about their policies for moderating content on their platforms. The committee's been looking into reviewing section to thirty a part of the Communications Decency Act that protects social media companies from liability for users posts. Republicans say the companies have used the LOT TO CENSOR CONSERVATIVE OPINIONS Companies say they make content decisions without regard to political
Senate Commerce votes to issue subpoenas to CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter
"Committee is going to subpoena Facebook and Twitter there see, and Google CEO is not just those two, but all three CEOs to testify. Eso Sundar Ah Chi Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg. The Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously this week to approve a plan to subpoena them and it's going to focus obviously on section 2 30.
Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify
"A Senate committee's authorize subpoenas to compel testimony about hate speech and misinformation from the top executives of Facebook Google and Twitter the Senate commerce committee chairman Republican Roger wicker says the CEOs of the top tech giants need to reveal the extent of influence their companies have over American speech during a critical time in the democratic process this is the start of a new bipartisan initiative against Facebook Google and Twitter Republicans claim social media platforms are deliberately suppressing conservative views while Democrats have criticized the big tech C. E. O.'s for not policing content including calls to perpetuate hate crimes and promote white nationalism Facebook just widened its ban on false reporting including claims of widespread voter fraud pushed by president trump Jackie Quinn Washington
Rep. Matt Gaetz files criminal referral against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
"Facebook, and I'll have to admit I have a dog in the fight. In this case, we have a Facebook page. It's a number of years old. It's got quite a number of followers to it. Not as many as the big Hollywood celebrities, but Listen, I'm glad for every single one and we didn't buy one of them some people by their followers. I don't If people want to follow my Facebook page, that's fine. I think we put up good content there. But I do have a beef because Facebook has on occasion either Shut us down and not for anything that was untoward. Many times. They just say we don't know why it shut down. Your site just doesn't work. But there's a reason that conservatives do not trust Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, I think broke the law when he told Congress that his company is politically neutral. Gateway Pundit Reports of Congress and Matt Gates today filed a criminal referral against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And why what crime did he commit? You lied to Congress under oath that is a federal crime gate cited Project Veritas undercover investigation that found two brave whistleblowers. And he sent a letter off to the US Attorney General Bill Bar, his press really said during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee. Mr Zuckerberg repeated that's the head of Facebook, Of course, Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly and categorically denied that his company engaged in bias. Against conservative speech, persons policies or politics. He also denied Facebook censored and suppressed content that was supportive of President Donald Trump and other conservatives. In June of 2020 project Veritas published the results of an undercover investigation featuring two whistleblowers who worked his Facebook. Content moderators revealing that the overwhelming majority of content filtered by Facebook's A I artificial intelligence program was content in support of President Donald Trump. So in other words, they were filtering out pro trump content. They also filtered out content related to Republican candidates for office or conservatism in general oversight is an essential part of Congress's constitutional authority. I think that Mark Zuckerberg knows exactly what they're talking about. And if it is the CEO of Facebook, he doesn't know all he needs to do is call in the people in charge of content, moderation and say, Is there a pattern to what we are excluding? And is there a pattern to what we're including if he didn't do that before he went to talk to Congress? Then he did it deliberately. You know, if you know that you're going to talk to Congress and you say, what are they going to ask me about? Well, they're going to ask me about conservative content filtering. Great. I'm going to call in the heads of those various departments and I'm gonna ask him straight out. Are you filtering Mohr Conservative content. If you are, I need to know And if we are, then we need to either justified or Corrected one of the other if he kept himself deliberately ignorant of the facts of things going on inside his own company. That's not an excuse to lie to Congress. And maybe maybe this criminal referral will actually get his attention. By the way, I got this e
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey says “critical decisions” will be made later this month
"Has been a much anticipated day. When it became known that the SEC was going to meet in person, in Birmingham, today it had been a regular scheduled meeting, but regardless it was extraordinary. It is now over the SEC has just released. A statement! Saying that no decisions were made today about the upcoming college football season. We hope to get more on that from the Commissioner of the southeastern. Conference Greg Sankey, commissioner? Thank you very much. I know it has been. A Very Long. Day Good afternoon. Has Been that and right from a meeting to the Finebaum show what could be a better way to cap a busy busy Monday. Well I, we've all we've I've I've read your statement about Hoping to gain more information or Waiting at least. To the end of the month and I'm curious based on what you have been saying. In terms of the prospects of the season and the concerns and the fact that things. You said the other day you, you're running out of time to correct things What are you looking for? And what are you? What is your conference looking for over these next two to three weeks? That will help you. Identify the proper decision to move forward. There are any number of. Opportunities to learn which is the way we've always viewed What was it play out, so we'll go back to April. One of the guiding points and I think I've shared with you this. This comment from one of our faculty members is take as long as you can to make major decisions because you will have better information. so my comments last week over the weekend on Mardian McGee or an indication that the trends. Are Not what we desired not what we had experienced a bit earlier in the summer very much in the wrong direction, and that that's problematic. That doesn't mean that's the finish line. Things will never change. We've seen the news around cove in nineteen. alter itself in different ways over a number of weeks. And so what we've identified, it is an opportunity in late July. foreign important check in the see what our public health reality, so that's one big picture element. We were told from the beginning. Take as much time as possible. You make better decisions we've also. Experienced since June eighth the ability to support our student athletes and a very healthy way, within our athletics, programs or other activities that are permitted today, more that could come for most program beginning, July twenty fourth, which NCAA is permitted third point, the autonomy, five conferences have been working diligently now for weeks and months to develop a common testing expectation. Expectation an isolation expectation. The NCAA after the Senate Commerce Committee hearing in which I participated in Washington DC has been engaging in developing similar standards for its entire membership, but his worked collaboratively over the last eight or nine days I think we're moving towards a destination for those protocols and I know that we as five conferences have been working diligently our. Our colleague conferences at the bowl subdivision. Or awaiting those other others in Division One are also waiting those expectations. The fourth is all it's happening. In the return of sports at the professional level over the next few weeks, so we saw major league soccer I watch more major league soccer last night than I. Ever have in my life, but I've read their protocols. Major League Baseball's active. That's A. First Pitch I think July twenty third where teams are going to be moving around. We've read their health protocols. A NASCAR race Wednesday, that is in a what was a football stadium several years ago in Bristol Tennessee with thirty thousand fans in attendance first time to see a larger crowd if that opportunity still exists so all of those are important learning opportunities, but the fundamental is my first point, which is we have to see? See a change in public health trend to build the comfort that will have an opportunity to compete this fall and plenty of people can say Oh, you shouldn't. It's not going to happen. Make predictions, and they go back to Governor Cuomo in June. WHO said I'm done with predictions. I'm done with models. We're GONNA. Look at the facts, and that's what we've been doing diligently for months now and we'll do over the next few weeks. Commissioner Greg Sankey with this commissioner. Last week we saw a one of your colleagues in the big ten. make his decision their decision about. Playing Only Conference Games to the PAC twelve followed suit I'm certain. That was discussed today, can you? Can you enlighten us on where the SEC is on all conference play? we are not at that destination in a number of our colleague. Conferences are not at that destination, so the big ten made its decision. We have no. common games with the big ten conference this year. Just one of those realities in our schedule, so the the impact of their decision is indirect,
U.S. senators introduce bill to reform aircraft certification after 737 MAX crashes
"A bipartisan bill just unveiled to reform the way aircraft are certified in the U. S. this damage from the grounding of Boeing's MAX jets after two deadly crashes top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate commerce committee reaching agreement on aviation safety proposal that would revise certification
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"The Senate commerce committee's hearing from industry leaders about the impact code nineteen is had on transportation and critical infrastructure speaking on Capitol Hill chairman Roger wicker discusses specific ways the transportation sector has helped during the pandemic the pandemic has underscored the importance of our transportation network in moving goods safely and efficiently as well as ensuring supply chain fluidity ranking member Maria Cantwell said front line transportation workers have been working tirelessly to keep America and its supply chain system functioning alliance for automotive intimate innovation president John was Ellis said it'll take months if not years to fully comprehend the toll code nineteen has taken but he's still confident that they can bounce back will Russia now commenting on events taking place in the United States KP case bills number has details Russia's foreign ministry spokesperson is called the recent events in the United States an American tragedy Maria Zakharova said the events have revealed the problems with human rights in the United States she added that the U. S. can no longer be seen as a world leader in protecting human rights bills emperor news ninety three point one K. F. B. K. Russia has a deep history of human rights violations particularly relating to LGBTQ advocates and the annexation of Crimea six twenty three now at K. F. B. K. plan the NYPD is chasing down looters and vandals who have mixed with peaceful protesters for several nights now ABC's Aaron Katersky as more since protests over the death of George Lloyd began Thursday the NYPD is made about two thousand arrests a quarter of them for burglary it's a core group of people who want to poison violence G. fest a pejorative said the police have recovered a tremendous amount of stolen property an identified license plates of vehicles used by thieves the looters are part of a complicated mix on the street that also includes peaceful protesters in a violent agitating element baiting the cops Erin cutters he ABC news New York many new Yorkers say they're tired and frustrated with the looting saying they discredit the peaceful protesters meantime protesters in Los Angeles can be out a bit later tonight ABC's Alex stone is in LA with details tonight's curfew here in LA county will going to place later than the last couple of nights instead of six PM it will going to place at nine PM it comes after last night was relatively calm around LA very few problems with looting and the LAPD you seem to take a more standoffish approach last night and problems appeared to ease and again that is ABC's Alex stone and just a note about the curfews we did get word this evening that the city of Sacramento is suspending their overnight curfew that was ordered during emergencies a city council meeting back on Monday so they're thinking that they may resume and reinstate that curfew in west Sacramento on Friday night through Monday morning so through the weekend but they would modify the hours starting at ten PM to four AM so obviously a shorter time frame Sacramento however has extended the eight PM to five AM curfew a through the weekend at this point and we'll reassess we're told on Monday if there's any changes will certainly keep you apprised of that and coming up we'll talk about Sacramento county Dick wearing a state of emergency in the wake of civil unrest also there's a new way of testing for the corona virus that is less invasive we'll have more on that as well on his nine three point one KPK alive everywhere on the I heart radio app.
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"Hi Mike Crossey a reporting senators and a federal agency call for more regulations for autonomous cars the national highway traffic safety administration has come under fire for lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles at a Senate commerce committee hearing Wednesday senators asked NHTSA acting administrator James all ones why the agency hasn't set standards for automatic braking and steering systems the chairman of the national transportation safety board Robert some Walt joins the criticism somewhat said while there are about 80 companies testing autonomous cars only 16 are filing voluntary safety reports to NHTSA
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on KOMO
"Five oh two and it's Tuesday morning it is clear and cold thirty nine degrees at sea tac but did so a lot colder than that a lot of other places along with Greg Herschel time by the factor here the top stories from the come off twenty four seven news center Boeing's chief executive Dennis Miller bird will be in the hot seat this morning as members of a Senate committee grill him on two deadly seven thirty seven MAX crashes since the first of two days of congressional testimony from all of Bergen couples Corwin heck is live with a preview appearing before the Senate commerce committee Mullen Berg will have to defend a system under which Boeing self certifies airplane design elements and yet somehow allowed a flawed flight control system to slip through the cracks with catastrophic results Richard oblong via aerospace analyst with the teal group lays out the key questions what was born how did this happen what could we do different and what can we get the government to to make short that oversight doesn't allow this to happen again and brought a Lafayette that last part is key because he says aggressive deregulation led to the self certification process many blame for the matches fatal flaws still he says Mullen bird should seize the opportunity to own some of the blame another great opportunity to be contrite Washington's Maria Cantwell sits on the Senate commerce committee she'll get a chance to question Malone bird today tomorrow the chief executive faces the U. S. house transportation committee including Washington representative Rick Larsen Corwin Hey komo news regions newest airport has been the target of a spike in fake noise complaint calls Brian Kelberg reports live the sheriff's office is now involved.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"I am the son of two mathematicians and computer programmers me to believe in science. I. Share the science space subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee, and indeed in that capacity, I chaired a hearing looking on the science and data behind global warming and we heard testimony. We heard actual science data far too many Democrats approach this issue, not as a matter of science. I think we should follow the science and follow the evidence, but instead what they approach it as as a matter of government power, they want the power to control the economy that has led, for example, congressman Rourke to cast some votes that I think are really harmful to the people of Texas. For example, congressman voted in favor of ten dollar a barrel tax on every barrel oil produced in the state of Texas. That would have been absolutely devastating to the state of Texas by the way, ten dollars a barrel that works out to about twenty four cents a gallon that every one of us would pay. You go fill up your car truck that would hurt the people of Texas and let me point out. Look, a robust energy sector is good for all of Texas are million. Of jobs that depend on a robust oil and gas sector and congressman or rooks record voting against Texas oil, a gas voting against energy that hurts the economy and hurts jobs. It's not right for Texas and let me put out all of those oil and gas workers. They buy homes, they buy cars and trucks. They get health care that they give to churches and schools, and by the way, the university of Texas Texas, say an get hundreds of millions of dollars for my energy that your.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Subcommittee, hearing Senate Commerce Committee hearing looking at sexual abuse of student and Olympic athletes again that's at two thirty pm eastern. But up next more debate from the Senate floor on Brett cavenaugh supreme court nomination as the FBI continues its investigation into sexual assault allegations against the nominee. And we understand there'll be no Senate votes until the FBI has completed its investigation ROY blunt Republican from zuri is now speaking on the floor that would have been put in the file the material could have been present presented to the committee as it should have been. They could have pursued with judge Kavanagh's private here. Really talk about baseball tickets and the private here they could have pursued in the private hearing. Here's what's in. This file what do you have to say about that? Dr Ford is she says she wanted to be would have been a cap non-immigration that process there would have been no reason unless the committee would have decided to do what somebody on that committee did too late to use her name. To bring this into a major public confrontations could have been handled in another way, her letter her personal trauma could have been. Handled in a way that it wasn't fact that Clinton have been handled more poorly or politically by some in the minority or their staff, then it was only after the hearing had ended after the original here into the ended only after it was obvious. The judge cavenaugh in my view. It was obvious had had the votes to be confirmed. Then suddenly these unverifiable charges were made public by the Democrats on the committee and their staff now, president work hard to find agreement with my colleagues in the Senate both parties, I've been the principal Republican sponsor or the principal Republican cosponsor on legislation with all but four of the Democrats in the Senate. So I I do my best to find the areas we can agree on. And in fact, this FAA Bill today that certain Cantwell chair that subcommittee Senator thune and Senator. Nelson chair the full committee this the appropriate. A lot of things have happened this year that haven't happened for a while because we've reached out to try to work together. But what we have with this nomination is a new principal. I find the guilty until proven innocent conduct by some of our colleagues totally unacceptable in is not who we are. It cannot become the new standard. I heard somebody say at a meeting this week. Well, if these charges are out there that personal always be impacted when there's a case before the court that might possibly involve those charges. That's a cannot be how we pursue the future. We cannot pursue the future thinking that if you're charged with something you're somehow from that point on unable to do the job that you're imminently qualified for we have a we have a person here who has three hundred. Court of appeals opinions on the most challenging court of appeals in the country. More than a dozen those almost almost accepted word for word by the supreme court. There is plenty to determine judicial temperament. There's plenty to determine whether a judge can do what the judge is supposed to do now. Unless later today, somehow we see something that is highly unlikely based on all things already out there. I tend to vote for judge. Kevin. I don't think he would have said I categorically and unequivocally didn't do this or anything like it regarding the specific charge. If he had that was not necessary. You wouldn't have to say that about conduct over three decades ago. You could say all kinds of other things, but here is a lawyer whose legal capacity has never been challenged. He would not have had to make that unequivocal statement..
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"Blink is an Amazon company and getting back to this story. Again, we've been talking about the call by some for a national privacy law, and this is following in the footsteps of California up in the game. And basically creating the nation's strongest privacy laws related food digital data digital data on Wednesday, a coalition of public interest groups, including the CD, and I've already lost what that stood for the center for digital democracy. Thank you, Daryl and the American Civil Liberties union and the electronic. Privacy information center sent a letter to thin, and that is Senator Jim tune John John thune of South Dakota asking him to ensure that consumers have a voice in the process. He's the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee write quote, while we have no objection to the participation of business groups and Senate hearings on consumer privacy. The senate's first instinct should be to hear from the American public on these important issues on quote, the letter read now, let's talk about this for a second because I agree. It should be the legislators that are hearing from regular people. But unfortunately, as we mentioned in the previous segment, unless you average American person listening right now, unless you are able to take off work and go to the legislative hearing, and I realized that congress is a completely different animal. Than your state legislature or your local city council. Right. But unless you're able to take time off and go to the hearing or you're able to hire a lobbyist. They're not hearing from you, right? Yeah. Frederick hill. A spokesman for the committee told the hill in an emailed that the panel will hold more hearings on the issue quote for the first time that committee is bringing in companies most consumers recognize to make the discussion about privacy more relatable hill said, quote, we expect there will be opportunities for other voices future hearings on the subject unquote, we expect there will be future opportunities. Just we expect that there's going to be other opportunities, and maybe people that didn't show up the first time we'll be allowed to talk to us. They'll probably be some more hearings. If we think there's some more campaign donations and force and one thing that's interesting and the way federal legislation works is completely different than the way. It works that most state levels to where you know, these first hearings. They're still in the drafting process right of the legislation in a lot of cases true of. Oh, yeah. We've got an idea for a thing. We're going to have a hearing. And then we'll figure out exactly how to word that things. Yeah. And the drafting process isn't even you know, what how a Bill is introduced is not by any means the final version that gets voted on or it's gonna make it to the Senate and then end up making it to the house in this case. And then make it to the president for signature you after it gets passed, it may get amended amended. It may get some advice from some industry leaders and things like that. And if there's pushback, right, then they might wind up saying, you know, what let's just throw this on the next NBA or the next appropriations Bill that nobody can vote get how. Senator Chris how are you going to vote against this neck spending Bill of eight hundred and fifty four billion dollars to keep the government open through December. Well, the honorable gentlemen for New Hampshire says that I understand that we have to support our troops. And there is this part in the national defense authorization act, it brings New Hampshire lots of money for maple syrup. And that's literally the kind of thing you find in the NDA. Right. This is this omnibus spending always been like a thing. I wish. You're my age. So let let me interpret the question. Go ahead and have the threat of government shutdown the threat of government shutdown. Have been around for a long time. What you were asking. Because that's not what I was asking. What I was asking is is have there ever been like the government shutdowns that we have all of a sudden they completely stopped like government paid employees other than whoever they give like the hall passed to my answer, author my age. Yes. Remember that happening now where the two parties would fi get cr- gridlock. Remember because you know, I was on my way on my way to Washington DC. No, I remember very much the nineteen Ninety-three government shutdowns. Ninety three hundred ninety five. Yeah. Somewhere. I can tell you it was it was a few days long. It was a couple of days. One was a couple of weeks. But I've told this story before like like from what you guys noticed in real life. Like was there any type of consequences of that couple? We let me tell you about it because I was doing government work in DC during the shutdown, and I had been working down there with the department of energy for some time. And I drove down after the shutdown, and we weren't even sure we're going to be able to do work. But I'm here, I am, you know, crews and south on to seventy headed into DC, and guess how much traffic there is the same amount of traffic. Is there always is? Yeah. And then I go to find a parking space close to the department of energy close to l'enfant plaza. And guess what? I can't find a parking space because it's just like it always was and I go in through security at the department of energy thinking well most. Of these jobs are non essential there should be nobody here, and guess what? Everybody's working, and I asked my contacted department of energy what's going on here. Getting paid. We're in the middle of a government shutdown. Why is everyone here is like well everyone's here to justify why they need to be here. And why they're not non-essential. So yes, everyone was getting paid everybody continues to get paid in some cases. They don't get paid a media mmediately right after the temporary spending something something, but something to point out. And this is really the root of the question. Even though I realize, you know, it's not what you think you're asking the actual question is there have been threats of shutdowns for the last decade because congress has not passed a budget.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Blink is an Amazon company and getting back to this story. Again, we've been talking about the call by some for a national privacy law. This is following in the footsteps of California up in the game. And basically creating the nation's strongest privacy laws related to digital data digital data on Wednesday coalition of public interest groups, including the CD and already lost that stood for the center for digital democracy. Thank you, Daryl and. The American Civil Liberties union and the electron privacy information center sent a letter to thin and that is Senator Jim thune. John John thune of South Dakota asking him to ensure the consumers have a voice in the process. He's the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee write quote, while we have no objection to the participation of business groups in Senate hearings on consumer privacy. The senate's first instinct should be to hear from the American public on these important issues on quote, the letter read now, let's talk about this for a second because I agree. It should be the legislators that are hearing from regular people. But unfortunately, as we mentioned in the previous segment unless you average American person listening right now unless you are able to take off work and go to the legislative hearing. And I realized that congress has a completely different animal than your state legislature or your local city council. Right. But unless you're able to take time off and go to the hearing or you're able to hire a lobbyist. They're not hearing from you, right? Yeah. Frederick kill a spokesman for the committee told the hill in an emailed that the panel will hold more hearings on the issue quote for the first time the committee is bringing in companies most consumers recognize to make the discussion about privacy more relatable hill said, quote, we expect there will be opportunities for other voices at future hearings on the subject, and quote, we expect we say there will be future opportunities. Just we expect that there's going to be other opportunities, and maybe people that didn't show up the first time, we'll be allowed to talk to us probably be some more hearings. Have we think there's some more campaign donations and enforce right? And one thing that's interesting and the way federal legislation works is completely different than the way. It works that most state levels to where you know, these first hearings. They're still in the drafting process right of the legislation in a lot of cases of. Oh, yeah. We've got an idea for thing. We're going to have a hearing. And then we'll figure out exactly how to word that things. Yeah. And the drafting processes, and even you know, what how a Bill is introduced is not by any means the final version that gets voted on or it's gonna make it to the Senate and then end up making or to the house in this case, and then make it to the president for signature you after it gets passed, it may get amended amended. It may get some advice from some industry leaders and things like that. And if there's pushback, right, then they might wind up saying, you know, what let's just throw this on the next NBA or the next appropriations Bill that nobody can vote get how press Senator Chris were you going to vote against this next spending Bill of eight hundred and fifty four billion dollars to keep the government open through December. Well. The honorable gentlemen for New Hampshire says that I understand that we have to support our troops. And there is this part in the national defense authorization act. It brings New Hampshire lots of money for maple syrup. And that's literally the kind of thing you find in the NDA. Right. This is this omnibus. It's always been like a thing. I wish I wish. So let let me interpret the question. Go ahead and have the threat of government shutdown the threat of government shutdown you out I've been around for a long time. What you were asking you. Because that's not what I was asking. What are they asking is is have there ever been like the government shutdowns that we have all of a sudden they completely stopped like government paid employees other than whoever they give like the hall passed to my answer. My age. Yes. Remember that happening now where the two parties would fight get crew gridlock. Remember because you know, I was on my on my way to Washington DC. No, I remember very much done nineteen Ninety-three government shutdowns ninety three in ninety five somewhere. By I can tell you. It was it was a few days law was a couple of days. One was a couple of weeks. But I've told this story before like like from what you guys noticed in real life. Like was there any type of consequences of that couple? We let me tell you about it because I was doing government work in DC during the shutdown, and I had been working down there with the department of energy for some time. And I drove down after the shutdown, and we weren't even sure we're going to be able to do work. But I'm here, I am, you know, crews in south on to seventy headed into DC, and guess how much traffic there is the same amount of traffic as there always is. Yeah. And then I go to find a parking space close to the department of energy close to l'enfant plaza. And guess what? I can't find a parking space because it's just like it always was and I go in through security at the department of energy thinking well most. Of these jobs are non essential there should be nobody here, and guess what? Everybody's working, and I asked my contacted department of energy what's going on here. Getting paid. We're in the middle of a government shutdown. Why is everyone here is like everyone's here to justify why they need to be here and why they're not non essential. So yes, everyone was getting paid everybody continues to get paid in some cases. They don't get paid get paid a media mmediately after the temporary spending something something, but something to point out. And this is really the root of the question. Even though I realize, you know, it's not what you think you're asking the actual question is there have been threats of shutdowns for the last decade because congress has not passed a budget for a full fiscal year since April two thousand nine. Just to clarify that wasn't what I was asking. But it's not what I think I'm asking it literally was not what I'm asking. Comment that there have been threats of shut mentioned. Like actual threat the threat ta fifty five four fifty three. This is free talk live never wonder how. Walks into my spring. Don't you mean dad ruined our Hawaii fund? I don't think health insurance will cover all of that out that cash from black. We might have to choose between Hawaii or your face Hawaii. You might have less coverage than you think. The original blue Republican movement in two thousand eleven in two thousand twelve comprised liberals and independents who joined the Republican party specifically to support Ron Paul. And his message of civil liberties peace and the end of we were the biggest coalition in support of Dr pools presidential candidacy, we now movement of non dogmatic liberty curious Americans driven by finding common ground across divisions..
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"That it's too big to manage that that complying with the law is impossible when it comes to facebook and that is complying with the law because you it is legal to advertise illegal substances over the internet so he was basically saying that we're going to refuse to follow the law because it's not cost effective for us to hire enough people to do it and and anyway we're too big to get it done as a practical matter and we're going to wait until there's technology that enables us to do the job without costing us our our record swollen prophets so that's that's that got to the real heart of this whole thing is that you know facebook doesn't wanna hire humans to do these jobs to comply with the law they would rather put it out to a robot well we're speaking with david day and who has a great piece up about yesterday's hearing in the senate up at the intercept i'm guessing you'll be writing about what happened today in the in the house as well also i'm also writing about what was interesting is that there was a separate hearing today in the senate commerce committee which was one of the committees that talked if zuckerberg yesterday and this hearing was for a nominee to the federal trade commission which is the federal agency that has jurisdiction over the tech industry over consumer protection over data privacy and also over mergers and acquisitions and anti competitive behavior so this is an agency that would be overseeing facebook and these senators talked soccer yesterday expressed several of them democrats and republicans frustration over zuckerberg's answers saying that he the the facebook clearly violated the law in twenty eleven when they made a consent decree with the federal trade commission over data privacy they clearly violated that consent decree to different senators said that roy blunt who is nobody's.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Chuck grassley his spokesperson said they're gathering information and deciding what the next steps are and then also the senate commerce committee john thune who had that committee said that he's sending a questionnaire to facebook asking for more information about this they have some jurisdiction there and also the senate intelligence committee has been scrutinizing social media in the context of the twenty sixteen election in russian interference there and a lot of members like senator mark warner and others are interested in potentially asking questions or pushing legislation for better better regulation of digital advertising haven't heard much from the house side yet but i think our committee like energy and commerce or judiciary would probably be the relevant committee here and the reporting and byron tau available tonight at wsjcom and in tomorrow morning's wall street journal on capitol hill thank you for being with us thanks for having me in other news on this tuesday a former playboy model who claims she had a nine month affair with president trump is suing the company that kept her original account from publication the new york times is reporting that karen mcdougal is suing to the released from an agreement mandating her silence the report would make karen mcdougal the latest individual to take legal action over an agreement restricting her from speaking about an alleged relationship with the president prior to his time in the white house american media the company that owns the national enquirer paid karen mcdougal a hundred and fifty thousand dollars but did not run her story it's known as catch and kill by the tabloid the white house says the president did not have an affair with the playboy model the president is also denying that he did not have a sexual relationship with porn star model and adult film actress stormy daniels the new york times reporting that sixty minutes is expected to air its interview with stormy daniels as early as this sunday this from the new york daily news education secretary betsy devos stumbled and stuttered through budget testimony today before the house appropriations subcommittee quote a visibly flustered betsy devos struggled.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on KELO
"The chair of the senate commerce committee will hold a hearing titled terrorism and social media hash tag is big tech doing enough the hearing will examined the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the internet it's almost hear the super bowl in minneapolis is fast approaching but not everybody's looking forward to it fox nine out of minneapolis says the influx of people and traffic is causing some major headaches for those who work downtown somebody to be out of luck super bowl sunday because the city is not on contract parking that's going to make things tough on people like bobby jones nichols cook who works on the weekends they never gave her an option what we're supposed to do we just want to come and do our job who we don't know how we're going to get here but hey it's the superbowl something's got to work from the kennel come new center i'm tom savage the news never stops callow new thought putin 279 donald trump's america president trump tweeted more than twenty six hundred times in 2017 topics ranging from immigration repealing and replacing obamacare and tax cuts to personal attacks on both democrats and republicans in congress the president and is 2016 election victory in part due to tweets to his 45 million followers i doubt i'd be here or for social media to be honest with you because there is a fake media i get treated very unfairly by the media and i have a tremendous platform the president says social media is the best way of getting his unfiltered message out and bypassing the three media somebody says something about me i'm able to go being being being and i take care of it the other way i'd never be able to get the word president has lost support for his use of twitter in office according to a recent poll by the economist overall just 26 of responded saying they find the president's prolific twitter use appropriate with 59 disapproving krista male fox news good morning a warmer forecast today mostly sunny skies with a high near 32 southwest winds at 10 to fifteen overnight tonight mostly clear low 50 and above tomorrow mostly sunny and 42 upper forties expected on friday and mostly.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on WTMA
"Again for the nab in a b dot org easy to remember a hallmark of the trump administration of course to date has been deregulation to move away from rules that often interfere with frankly the prosperity of the country that would be true with the federal communications commission there is a new chairman bear aji pie and perhaps you could tell us a bit about him gordon i have had the occasionally the hear him in person wants and and medium wads but i'm sure you've had many many other encounters i've known chairman pie for better part of a decade actually more than that i suppose because when i was serving on the senate commerce committee he was the legislative adviser to one of my colleagues a sam brownback of kansas uh chairman pies from kansas himself he is incredibly smart uh a very uh a believes the hard lawyer now no university chicago lawyer and uh very distinguish legal minded uh i've always found him very approachable uh delightful human being um with a long record of of favoring deregulation uh and these evidence that today uh with this a taking up net neutrality and reversing the regulations of the previous administration it says essentially a fight about whether the internet should be regulated by government or should it be left to uh the marketplace to determine how best hits develops into the future and he's on the side of the market and there are a lot of people who feel aggrieved by that um but until the administration changes that's likely to be you know all your listers or who use the internet they're likely to see absolutely nothing different uh and uh we'll see how it develops apparently they do feel aggrieved that we've uh uh heard that the in fact net neutrality protesters have thought uh crossed aligned with hateful signs the target chairman pies children uh there was an attempt i gather to overuse and shut down the internet i mean some of the the tactics of the left the we've seen in other arenas has been applied here what makes them so emotional on the subject well um you know i think you have to respect both sides of this there there are serious arguments kamei be made four net neutrality and serious arguments against it it it as sadly became um a very partisan issue when i when i was there and we were trying to reform that.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on Talk 1300 FM
"And other website again through the nab in a v dot org easy to remember a hallmark of the trump administration of course to date has been deregulation to move away from rules that often interfere with frankly of the prosperity of the country that would be true with the federal communications commission there is the new chairman they're aji pie and perhaps you could tell us a bit about him uh gordon i have had the occasionally to hear him in person wants and and meet him once but i'm sure you've had many many other encounters i i've known chairman pie for better part of a decade actually more than that i suppose because when i was serving on the senate commerce committee he was the legislative adviser to one of my colleagues a sam brownback of kansas uh chairman pies from kansas himself uh he is incredibly smart uh a very uh a believes the hard lawyer no no university of chicago lawyer and uh very distinguish legal mind and uh i've always found him very approachable uh delightful human being um with a long record of of favoring deregulation uh and these evidence that today uh with this a taking up net neutrality and reversing the regulations of the previous administration it says the essentially a fight about whether the internet should be regulated by government or should it be left to uh the marketplace to determine how best hits develops into the future and he's on the side of the market and there are a lot of people who feel aggrieved by that um but uh until the administration changes that's likely to be you know all your listeners or who use the internet they're likely that the absolutely nothing different uh and uh we'll see how it develops apparently they do feel aggrieved that we've uh uh heard that two in fact net neutrality protesters have uh uh crossed aligned with hateful signs that target chairman pies children uh there was an attempt i gather to overuse and shut down the internet i mean some of the the tactics of the left the we've seen in other arenas has been applied here what makes them so emotional on this subject well um you know i think you have to respect both sides of this uh there there are serious arguments come be made four net neutrality and serious arguments against it uh it it as sadly became um a very partisan issue when i when i was there.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on WLOB
"The nab nab dot org easy to remember a hallmark of the trump administration of course to date has been deregulation to move away from rules that often interfere with frankly of the prosperity of the country that would be true with the federal communications commission there is the new chairman there aji pie and perhaps you could tell us a bit about him gordon i have had the occasionally to hear him in person wants and and meet him wads but i'm sure you've had many many other encounters i've known that chairman pie for better part of a decade actually more than that i suppose because when i was serving on the senate commerce committee he was the legislative adviser to one of my colleagues a sam brownback of kansas uh chairman pies from kansas himself uh he is incredibly smart uh a very uh of leaves the hard lawyer now no university of chicago lawyer and uh very distinguished legal mind and uh i've always found him very approachable uh delightful human being um with a long record of of favoring deregulation uh and these evidence that today uh with this a taking up net neutrality and reversing the regulations of the previous administration it is essentially a fight about whether the internet should be regulated by government or should it be left to uh the marketplace to determine how best it develops into the future and he's on the side of the market and there are a lot of people who feel aggrieved by that um but the till the administration changes that's likely to be you know all your listeners or who use the internet they're likely to see absolutely nothing different uh and uh we'll see how it develops apparently they do feel aggrieved that we've uh heard that two in fact net neutrality protesters have uh uh crossed the line with hateful signs that target chairman pies children uh there was an attempt i gather to overuse and shut down the internet i mean some of the the tactics of the left the we've seen in other arenas has been applied here what makes them so emotional on this subject well um i think you have to respect both sides of this uh there there are serious arguments be made four net neutrality and serious arguments against it uh it it as sadly became um he very partisan issue when i when i was there.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Offered some answers at its senate commerce committee hearing today more from npr's emily sullivan the hats in recent years against akwa faxon yahoo who are among the largest on record committee chairman john thune asked how it took care who three years to realize that all three billion of its accounts had been compromised former yahoo ceo meriva meyer testified to this day we as i understand it so have not been able to identify the intrusion that led to that theft senator thune said that companies that collect in store personal data on american citizens must step up to provide adequate security and that there should be consequences if they fail to do so emily solvit npr news washington the cofounder of the political research firm behind the unverified trump russia dossier has reached a deal to talk with congressional lawmakers npr's ryan lucas has more the deal between the house intelligence committee and the cofounder of fusion gps glenn simpson comes after weeks of tension between the two sides the committee's republican chairman had issued a subpoena to try to compel simpson to testify but on wednesday the two lawmakers leading the committee's russia investigation republican mike conaway in democrat adam schiff reached an agreement with simpson that will allow him to sit for a voluntary interview with the committee next week the deal follows recent revelations that a conservative website originally hired fusion gps to conduct research during the republican primaries the democratic national committee and hillary clinton's campaign later retain the firm to do opposition research under then gop nominee donald trump ryan lucas reporting this is npr news.
"senate commerce committee" Discussed on WLOB
"It i mean i've made a halfpage flyer but i could have made a 20page of flyer just because there's so much that's that's going on i just actually this week darrell perry and i we went up to the civic there's a committee to study cryptocurrency in the state house and this was the committee that from that committee came the bill that i talked about earlier which protects cryptocurrencies from businesses re using cryptocurrencies from being considered money transmitters so this committee's done some good work already they have to there are sort of mandated to meet on a once a year basis just to check in and see if they need to do anything and they talk to the banking regulator who was there and they said well you this bill went through has there been any problems since then as she couldn't claim that there was so that there wasn't really anything for them to do they basically closed out the meeting saying well we're not going to do anything so at this moment besides i'm sure there's some state rep's that have probably put together some bitcoin related legislation i just don't know what it is yet so you know like a couple of years ago there was the one that proposed that taxes should be able to be paid with bitcoin i mean some people feel differently about that but there's all kinds of interesting things happening in new hampshire and that's because we actually have state representatives and state senators who have been coin yeah that's awesome so the reason why that build got through this summer was because on the senate commerce committee two of the five members of the senate commerce committee or already bitcoin fence they already have it so they already understand it we didn't have to go through dig learning curve in explaining it to these guys how many other states senate's can you know make that claim their zero zero he has really exciting i mean i think it's going to be i i think it's going to be a really great because someplace has to be when you have decentralised technology there's still is benefits of physical presence somewhere someplace has to be the kind of center of it.