WATCH | Social media companies and political leaders are promising a crackdown on fake news. But Alan Dershowitz, the famed Harvard law professor and civil liberties champion, has some sobering words for those looking for quick and easy fixes to some of world's most pressing problems.
WATCH | First off, that "fake news" on Facebook that some blame for influencing the election is protected by the Constitution as free speech -- so it can't be regulated easily by government, he told Circa in an interview.
WATCH | Dershowitz said he loves President Obama's record on domestic policies, but thinks unkindly of the president's foreign policy record -- so much so that Dershowitz thinks Donald Trump will be better for the Middle East and Israel than the current president he supports.
WATCH | Sorry John Kerry, Dershowitz doesn't agree with you. He thinks the U.S. decision to allow a U.N. vote approving a resolution slamming Israeli settlements in Jerusalem will make peace in the region harder to achieve, not easier.
WATCH | And he doesn’t think Kerry or Obama would have allowed it if Hillary Clinton had won last month’s election. Dershowitz, in fact, isn’t even sure the Palestinians really want peace with Israel, or a two-state solution.
WATCH | President-elect Trump shouldn’t get too excited either -- Dershowitz doesn’t like Trump's plans for fighting the media or making libel lawsuits easier to file.
WATCH | And finally, in this Harvard professor's worlds, there should be no safe havens on campuses for "safe places," which he sees as real threats to free speech.