Mike Benz, Executive Director of the Foundation For Freedom Online, joins Moment of Truth to discuss the age of censorship, and how to fight for freedom and privacy online.
In Today’s episode of “Moment of Truth,” Saurabh sits down with Mike Benz, Executive Director of the Foundation for Freedom Online and former State Department diplomat, to discuss the horrific collusion of state department resources and corporate censorship technology vis-a-vis Google, Facebook, Twitter, and more, the rise of AI super-censorship-weapons, and how we can preserve freedom online.
Michael A. Benz, is Executive Director of the Foundation for Freedom Online. Benz founded FFO as a civil society institution building on his experience in the role of championing digital freedom around the world in the public sector. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Communications and Information Technology at the US State Department from Fall 2020 through January 2021. Prior to this, Mike served as a White House speechwriter for President Trump and advised on tech matters. Before that, he served as speechwriter to Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Dr. Ben Carson and was a policy adviser on economic development. Before his roles in the public sector, he practiced business law for seven years as an attorney in New York, primarily representing technology companies and financial firms.