Jae, Rachel, and James recording this episode.


Jae and James are joined by Rachel Hanson to take a look at what lies beneath the myriad of potential 'TikTok Ban' legislations and other bills like the UK's 'Online Safety Bill' to see what it actually means for our online freedom and privacy.
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Show Notes

As our politicians and elected officials debate the dangers of TikTok and end-to-end-encryption (E2EE), we need to look beyond the hysteria and scapegoating to the actual issues and how we have sensible discussions about what the risks of social media platforms actually are.

We’re joined by Rachel Hanson, a parent and elected official herself, to try to unpack what the real issues are and why simply banning social media services can lead to far more dangerous information control by our governments that could lead to more and more marginalisation of those already in need of accurate and verified information.

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:04: Introductions
  2. 00:03:43: The Impact of TikTok
  3. 00:16:08: The Negatives of TikTok
  4. 00:26:56: Privacy & Consequences
  5. 00:40:59: The Control of Information
  6. 00:57:12: Social Media for Elected Officials
  7. 01:06:24: E2EE & The Challenge of CSAM
  8. 01:20:52: Wrapping Up


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

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