Casey Newton+ Your Authors @CaseyNewton I write The Interface. Get it by email: bit.ly/2yTbZcK | [email protected] | instagram + snap: @crumbler Apr. 02, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

This @mhbergen investigation into YouTube is one of the most important things about the company I’ve ever read. Just chockablock with damning revelations  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-02/youtube-executives-ignored-warnings-letting-toxic-videos-run-rampant 

It lays out in great detail how YouTube pursued ‘engagement’ at all costs, introducing a fig leaf ‘responsibility’ metric only after years of internal pressure from worried employees went nowhere.

I cannot believe Susan Wojcicki was pitching Sundar on an engagement-based payment system for creators as late as 2017


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