Facebook announces Libra, Section 230 threatened, and RCS in the hands of Google
Paul Miller explains Facebook new cryptocurrency Libra, Adi Robertson explains Senator Josh Hawley's move to amend Section 230, and Dieter explains how Google is taking charge of RCS. Stories discussed this week:
Death, fear, and anxiety at Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site in North America
Earlier this year, The Verge ’s Casey Newton broke the story about the working conditions of Facebook moderators at a campus in Phoenix, AZ In his feature, he discovered that the pattern of severe workplace conditions extends to a second campus. Nilay Patel and Casey Newton discuss a workplace in Tampa, FL plagued by fear and anxiety and worse.
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth on splitting up Facebook, privacy and more
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth sit down with The Verge ’s Casey Newton at Code Conference to discuss antitrust and the prospect of breaking up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. They also discuss Facebook Portal, and how the company is adopting new approaches to privacy, content moderation, and more.
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Recapping Code Conference, Youtube’s CEO apologizes, and the Pixel 4 leaks
Fresh off of Code Conference, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology and difficult week, and consider whether there’s any viable alternative to Youtube. They also discuss the leaked photo of the upcoming Pixel 4. And later, a recap of what happened at E3 includes video game and hardware updates. Subscribe to the Vergecast for free in your favorite podcast app