Rick Hasen on His New Book ‘Cheap Speech’

This week, Daniella sits down with Rick Hasen to discuss his new book and how disinformation undermines the integrity of elections.

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This week on “The Tent,” professor and author Rick Hasen shares insights from his new book “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons our Politics—And How to Cure It.” He and Daniella discuss how disinformation undermines election integrity and what legislators, courts, tech companies, and individuals can do to fight back. Daniella also breaks down the latest wave of state abortion crackdowns and the profound impact that the American Rescue Plan has had on our economic recovery one year in.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Erin Phillips is the broadcast media manager at the Action Fund. Kelly McCoy is the director of broadcast communications at the Action Fund. Tricia Woodcome is the senior media manager at the Action Fund. Sam Signorelli is the executive assistant to the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Action Fund.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Erin Phillips

Broadcast Media Manager

Kelly McCoy

Senior Director of Broadcast Communications

Tricia Woodcome

Former Senior Media Manager

Sam Signorelli

Policy and Outreach Associate, Government Affairs

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Politics. Policy. Progress. All under one big tent. Produced by CAP Action, “The Tent” is a news and politics podcast hosted by Daniella Gibbs Léger and co-hosted by Colin Seeberger. Listen each Thursday for episodes exploring topics that progressives are focused on.


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