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15 Jan, 2021 06:49

Social media’s sweeping crackdown & US jobless claims stay high

Amid the wide blackouts of social media accounts in the wake of the capitol riots, some people have been caught in the crossfire. Ron Paul, host of the Liberty Report, joins the program to describe his temporary ban from Facebook and what dangers the moves could have, if any, on free speech.

Plus, world leaders have voiced their concerns about the latest social media crackdowns, and it has drawn a response from one major Big Tech CEO. International regulatory attorney Myles Edwards shares his insight on the subject, and what ripple effects the sweeping measures could have in legal and financial terms.

And as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to pummel the United States, the nation has seen another surge in jobless claims as the lockdowns near their first anniversary. Market analyst Michele Schneider helps bring us up to speed on how markets are reacting to the numbers and the anticipation for a possible stimulus package.

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