E879: News Roundtable! Antonio García Martínez (“Chaos Monkeys,” WIRED) & Iain Thomson (The Register): Facebook’s embattled leadership & unraveling internal culture, world’s 1st gene-edited babies, bitcoin zero-bound?, deep-fakes, Amazon HQ2 fiasco, social-media genius of Ocasio-Cortez & more

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News Roundtable! Antonio García Martínez (“Chaos Monkeys,” WIRED) & Iain Thomson (The Register): Facebook’s embattled leadership & unraveling internal culture, world’s 1st gene-edited babies, bitcoin bound for zero?, deep-fakes, Amazon HQ2 fiasco, social-media genius of Ocasio-Cortez & more

Show Notes:

0:47 – Jason introduces Iain Thomson (The Register) and Antonio Garcia Martinez (WIRED)

3:17 – The chaos that is Facebook: Definers, leaks, internal culture

13:07 – Jason thanks sponsor Squarespace. Visit squarespace.com and use promo code “twist” to receive 10% off!

14:49 – Hot topic Facebook media vs. reality, varying conversations surrounding Facebook, and UK’s possession of internal Facebook documents about data and privacy control   

24:30 – Jason thanks sponsor Breather. Visit breather.com/twist to receive a free full day booking!

26:32 – Trump in the next elections and journalistic protection for Julain Assange (WikiLeaks)

34:01 – Solving the issue of fake ads on Facebook

38:36 – Jason thanks sponsor PayPal. Visit paypal.com/growth to sign up for free and set up a business account!

39:58 – World’s first gene-edited babies, and the inevitable future of gene-editing

50:54 – Manipulation of cryptocurrency and the fall of Bitcoin

57:50 – Using blockchain to track voting and deepfakes

1:04:31 – Discussing Nvidia: Electric cars, video game graphics, and is it finally the year of VR?

1:10:18 – Amazon’s HQ2 bidding war decision

1:13:49 – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s authenticity and genius use of Twitter and Periscope

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