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Katherine:
What does the future of social media regulation look like when we have a president who doesn't necessarily follow his own rules?

Newt Gingrich:
Oh, well I don't, I think it's very tricky. We have a very deep commitment to the idea that Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech. And I think that what you have to worry about is whether or not you need to apply that to places like Facebook or Twitter or what have you. I mean, my concern is not getting the government in there trying to censor things. My concern is making sure that billionaires don't use the leverage of the companies they own to censor things on their own. I think that'll be equally bad. And I think we have to think carefully about how we deal with that. I would be very opposed to the government itself becoming the ultimate censor--that's everything that's founding fathers opposed. I do worry that when you have a very left wing center of activity in Silicon Valley and you have people who believe that they have the right to define what can and can't be said and then who are prepared to block you from access to, to the public, uh, that you have to think carefully about how you're going to deal with that.

How should we be approaching social media regulation?

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, talked about what he's keeping an eye on when it comes to social media regulation in the age of the Tweeter in Chief. 

Here's what he's thinking.


"I think it's very tricky. We have a very deep commitment to the idea that Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech. And I think that what you have to worry about is whether or not you need to apply that to places like Facebook or Twitter or what have you. I mean, my concern is not getting the government in there trying to censor things. My concern is making sure that billionaires don't use the leverage of the companies they own to censor things on their own. I think that'll be equally bad. And I think we have to think carefully about how we deal with that. I would be very opposed to the government itself becoming the ultimate censor--that's everything that's founding fathers opposed," explained Gingrich. 

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