Aired 2 months ago 55:35
Episode #337: Casey Newton
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Aired 3 months ago 21:59
Casey Newton on His Facebook Moderators Piece
It's rare that I've seen an investigative piece get as much pickup as The Trauma Floor, Casey Newton's look at the secret lives of Facebook content moderators. It was all anyone could talk about at the beginning of the week. Hope you've read it. If not, link in the show notes. So... simple. We're gonna talk to Casey and dig a bit deeper. How did this story happen? What has the reaction been? And a couple of the implications of the piece, at least to me. THE TRAUMA FLOOR (The Verge) This podcast is sponsored by Warby Parker
Techmeme Ride Home
Aired 3 months ago 25:31
Friends without benefits
Facebook moderators watch suicides, decapitations, and drone attacks so you don’t have to—and they’re paid just a fraction of what the average Facebook employee makes. The Verge’s Casey Newton got a rare glimpse inside “the Trauma Floor.”
Aired 5 months ago 60:55
Function with Anil Dash: Should Twitter have an edit button?
Here's a bonus episode of Function with Anil Dash, another podcast from Vox Media that we think you'll enjoy.The episode explores whether Twitter needs an edit button by taking a closer look at this popular feature request. Anil speaks with Leslie Miley, a former engineering manager at Twitter, about the behind-the-scenes technical and ethical considerations that need to take place to carry out this feature. Anil also speaks with Andy Carvin, an author, professor, and former social media editor at NPR, who knows firsthand how one misinformed tweet can have a dangerous ripple effect. They discuss how the possibility of editing that tweet may have caused even more damage.
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