Photo: President Barack Obama attends a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters with CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Palo Alto, April 20, 2011. (Jim Young/Reuters)
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President Trump has temporarily lifted the Jones Act that restricted foreign ships from docking with relief supplies in Puerto Rico. Alex Daugherty, who is based in Washington for the Miami Herald, reports on shortcomings of the waiver and calls to put the Pentagon in control of relief efforts.
It's now common knowledge that Russia tried to influence last year's election in favor of Donald Trump. What was the role of social media? Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said that question was "crazy" — until he was warned personally by Barack Obama.
Now Facebook and Twitter are under scrutiny by Congress and Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Can Tech be trusted to police its advertisers? What about campaign finance rules like those for print and broadcast? We hear about digital communications, politics and freedom of speech.
Issie Lapowsky, Wired (@issielapowsky)
Adam Entous, Washington Post (@adamentous)
Ann Ravel, New America Foundation (@AnnMRavel)
Tim Wu, Columbia University (@superwuster)
Jay Rosen, New York University (@jayrosen_nyu)
Lapowsky on what we know and don't know about Facebook, Trump and Russia
Entous on Obama trying to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook
Ravel on how the FEC turned a blind eye to foreign meddling
NY Times on Twitter, with accounts linked to Russia, to face Congress over role in election
Just nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump has only begun to form a government. But we already have a new book. One Nation after Trump is subtitled "A Guide for the Perplexed, the Desperate and the Not-Yet Deported." Is it preliminary, even presumptuous to start planning for the country after the 45th president? The book has three authors, EJ Dionne and Thomas Mann -- veteran journalists with the Brookings Institution -- and Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, who joins us today.
Listen to Part II.
Norman Ornstein, E.J. Dionne, Thomas Mann
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