Is it time to regulate social media platforms and search engines?
Season 3, Ep. 26
On this week’s episode of the TechTank Podcast, moderator Darrell West, Vice President of Governance
Studies at the Brookings Institution, will discuss if it's time for the Supreme Court to regulate social
media platforms and the search engines that have become prominent amongst society. To help with this
conversation, the Podcast is happily joined by John Villasenor, a Professor of Engineering, Law, and
Public Policy at UCLA and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings. Mark MacCarthy is a Senior Fellow
at the Institute for Technology, Law, and Policy at Georgetown University and a Nonresident Senior
Fellow at Brookings.
How Memes Are Impacting Democracy
Season 3, Ep. 30
On this week's episode of the TechTank Podcast, guest host Mishaela Robison will sit down with Dr. JoanDonovan, Research Director of Harvard Kennedy’s Shorenstein Center and Emily Dreyfuss, a journalist,who leads the Shorenstein Center News Leaders Program, to discuss their book, Meme Wars: The UntoldStory of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022).
Reclaiming local news in the age of the internet
Season 3, Ep. 29
On this week's episode of the TechTank Podcast, co-host Nicol Turner Lee will discuss thefuture of local news and the effects of the internet on traditional business models and the qualityof investigative journalism. The episode will also correlate rising levels of misinformation to aneroding local news landscape. Podcast guests are Courtney Radsch, postdoctoral research fellowat UCLA, and Steve Waldman, founder and president of Rebuild Local News.
Is Economic Decoupling Possible for the United States?
Season 3, Ep. 28
On this episode of the TechTank Podcast, co-host Darrell West is joined by two distinguished experts to discuss if economic decoupling is possible for the United States. Melanie Sisson is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where she focuses on national security in the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Emily Weinstein is a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, where she focuses on U.S.-China technological competition.