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Tech Talk: Cybersecurity & Elections and the First Amendment & Social Media

CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud and on iTunes.

We have a Presidential election right around the corner and the issue of cybersecurity has never been more central. Whether it’s attention grabbing hacks of political parties or the specter of a foreign government tampering with election results, everyone is talking about cybersecurity. Our Chief Technologist Joe Hall joins us on this episode of Tech Talk to address what concerns are legit and which ones are not.

And we sit down with Kate Klonick, a Resident Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale, to talk about free expression online and how in reality it’s not the First Amendment that governs how social media platforms manage speech. Surprised?