• The Social Media Garbage Landscape: Fake News & Data Privacy | AXIOS on HBO
    Articles,  Blog

    The Social Media Garbage Landscape: Fake News & Data Privacy | AXIOS on HBO

    ♪ (MUSIC PLAYS) ♪ Why is our email, why are our texts, why are our Snaps, why is everything filled with such garbage? There’s just so much out there right now, I don’t even think most people realize how much their brain has to handle.Four hundred hours of video uploaded to YouTube per minute;five-hundred-million tweets sent per day;there’s over three-billion Snapchats sent per day.That’s where all that hyperbolic news comes from.But why is it that all these things that start out good so quickly become bad, and even flirt with evil?You look at some of the fake news on these platforms,it’s being created by peoplewho are taking advantage of the…

  • House GOP proposes balanced budget amendment
    Articles,  Blog

    House GOP proposes balanced budget amendment

    AND A SENSE OF PRIVACY REMARKABLE.>>HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO CONSIDER A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT. LET’S NOT FORGET, THEY ADDED MORE THAN A TRILLION DOLLARS TO THE NATIONAL DEBT OVER A COUPLE YEARS OF THE SPENDING BILL. CONGRESSMAN TOM REID, REPUBLICAN FROM NEW YORK. CONGRESSMAN, THIS LOOKS LIKE AN ATTEMPT TO RECTIFY THE GOP’S POSITION WITH VOTERS BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION HAVING MADE A MESS OF THE SPENDING BILL. IS THAT WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? AGREEMENT AND SPENDING BILL, THE DEAD IS THE ISSUE OF HOW THEY ADDRESS IT FROM A POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE MAY BE THE CASE. AT THE END OF THE DAY IS MORE SUBSTANTIVE THAN NOT. YOU ARE…

  • Proposed legislation takes on robocalls
    Articles,  Blog

    Proposed legislation takes on robocalls

    DEALING WITH THIS TRAGEDY. TURNING NOW TO TAKING ON ROBOCALLS, MY NEXT GUEST RECENTLY INTRODUCED LEGISLATION IN CONGRESS TO CRACK DOWN ON THOSE CALLS. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW IS NEW JERSEY CONGRESSMAN, HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEMBER AND AUTHOR OF THE ROBOCALL ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 2019, JEFF VAN DREW. IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME THIS MORNING.>>GREAT TO BE HERE WITH YOU AGAIN, THANK YOU. MARIA: YOU JUST HEARD AMBASSADOR SCOTT BROWN. YOUR REACTION, WHAT DO YOU SEE IN TERMS OF NECESSARY MOVES AT THIS POINT FROM THE U.S. IN LIGHT OF WHAT WE KNOW TOOK PLACE IN NEW ZEALAND OVERNIGHT?>>WELL, OBVIOUSLY AS WE FIND…