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#197: No Wingnuts

April 5th, 2019 · 77 minutes

Flo details the death of her Pixel 3, while Andy takes us down memory lane with an excerpt from his Google+ archives. After the first break, we'll talk about the latest Bloomberg piece detailing how YouTube discouraged its employees from reporting toxic videos. On the flip side, the company has committed to giving its contractor workers better pay and benefits over the next several years. We'll also discuss the hateful politics of Google's new AI board member and then end on a soft note with John Legend in our living rooms.

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