Episode 177 — Principle Stacks

Ben and James discuss the origins of the First Amendment, what a culture of free expression means, and Facebook’s ad policy.


  • Ben Thompson: Tech and Liberty — Stratechery
  • Randall Munroe: Free Speech — xkcd
  • Pat Kerr: Why I think xkcd is wrong about Free Speech — Medium
  • Ben Thompson: The China Cultural Clash — Stratechery
  • The Federalist Papers : No. 84 — Yale Law
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez questions Mark Zuckerberg on when Facebook will fact check — YouTube
  • Jon Gertner: The Very, Very Personal Is the Political — The New York Times Magazine
  • United States v. Alvarez — Casetext
  • Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr.: Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race — ProPublica




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