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Tech on the Rocks

Aug 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging in the United States, and despite President Trump’s push for schools to open “100%," many, if not most school districts are moving to either an all-virtual or hybrid learning model to start off the school year. Even though schools closed last March, millions of American children...


Aug 10, 2020

On Episode 7 of Tech on the Rocks, Gigi chats with two guests working on the front lines of the content moderation and Section 230 debate. Dr. Jessica Ashooh, the Director of Policy for Reddit and Sherwin Siy, the Senior Public Policy Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, both discuss their companies’...


Jul 15, 2020

On this episode, Gigi speaks with former Clinton Administration aide and FCC official David Goodfriend about the possibility of another stimulus bill and what one might include as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Gigi explains the importance of including broadband provisions in any new bill, which could mirror the House...


Jul 5, 2020

On Episode 5 of G&T: Tech on the Rocks, Gigi Sohn talks to Color of Change Campaign Advisor Brandi Collins-Dexter about the history of surveillance of civil rights protestors and communities of color, how sophisticated technologies have made spying ubiquitous and what protestors can do to protect themselves. They also...


Jun 22, 2020

On this episode, Gigi speaks with Siva Vaidhyanathan, director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia to address one central question: Did the COVID-19 pandemic kill the "Techlash?" Coincidentally, just hours after sitting down with Siva, President Trump appeared to answer that question....