Episode 167 — YouTube and the End of Friction

Ben and James discuss the question of YouTube, why it’s similar and different from Facebook, and why engagement is both alluring and a potential problem.


  • YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant — Bloomberg
  • Ben Thompson: Apple’s Services Event — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: Mark Zuckerberg’s Proposal, The Copyright Directive and Sunk Costs — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: YouTube and Toxic Videos, YouTube’s Problematic Incentives, Sins of Omission and Commission — Stratechery Daily Update
  • Ben Thompson: Friction — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Pollyannish Assumption — Stratechery
  • Ben Thompson: The Wall Street Journal and Apple News, The Problem with Regulating Content](https://stratechery.com/2019/the-wall-street-journal-and-apple-news-the-problem-with-regulating-content-australias-terrible-new-law/)


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