Episode 079 — Twerk the Algorithm

Ben and James discuss the allegations that Facebook is censoring conservative news, and renew their ongoing debate about Facebook’s power. Then, why Google’s current situation is similar to Microsoft, even though the long-term looks good.


  • Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists? Here’s What Happened When It Hired Some. — Gizmodo
  • Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News — Gizmodo
  • Nilay Patel: Let’s Say Obvious Things About Facebook and Conservative News — The Verge
  • Ben Thompson: The Voters Decide — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Real Problem with Facebook and the News — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Defending Facebook Stratechery Daily Update
  • Nicholas Kristof: A Confession of Liberal Intolerance — New York Times
  • Ben Thompson: Facebook, Phones, and Phonebook — Stratechery
  • James Allworth: The Blessing of Failure — Medium
  • Ben Thompson: Google’s Go-to-Market Gap — Stratechery
  • Steve Yegge: Stevey’s Google Platforms Rant — Google Plus
  • Ben Thompson: Everything as a Service — Stratechery


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