Texas’ Social Media Censorship Law and Elon Musk Owning Twitter Will Allow More Racist Hate Speech Like the “Great Replacement” Theory
We begin with Saturday’s gun massacre in Buffalo, New York in which 10 mostly black victims were killed among the 13 shoppers shot in a supermarket by an 18 year-old white supremecist indoctrinated by the “Great Replacement” theory that Tucker Carlson has expounded on over 400 times on Fox News. Joining us is Jason Stanley, the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the author of How Propaganda Works. His latest book is How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them and we discuss his article at The Guardian, “Buffalo shooting: How white replacement theory keeps inspiring mass murder” and how if the Texas social media censorship law is not put on hold by the Supreme Court and Elon Musk takes over Twitter, more racist hate speech will proliferate and more minorities will be massacred by assault rifle-totting white supremacists.
Last Week’s Crash of Cryptocurrency That Wiped Out a Lot of Users’ Life Savings
Then with last week’s crash of the cryptocurrency market that wiped out a lot of users’ life savings we speak with Molly White, a software engineer and cryptocurrency critic. In addition to her longer-form critical writing about the topic, she maintains the website Web3IsGoingGreat.com, where she catalogs only some of the many disasters happening in cryptocurrency, decentralized finance, NFTs, and other blockchain-based projects. We assess why it is that gullible people use real money to buy fake money on the promise of getting rich.