There are two important things we should talk about today: Google's new devices and Mark Zuckerberg's comments on freedom of expression.
So this week at The Vergecast, hosts Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn and Paul Miller review all Google announced the products at their hardware event on Tuesday, then invited the main reporter Adi Robertson and the editor of Silicon Valley, Casey Newton, to discuss Zuckerberg's speech at Georgetown University on Thursday.
In the first half of the show, the team discussed what we saw Google announce this week: the Pixel 4, the Nest Mini, the Nest Wifi, the Pixelbook Go and the new Pixel Buds. After attending the event and interviewing Google hardware leader Rick Osterloh earlier this week, today's episode is about how the Pixel 4 fits into the broader group of "flagship phone" and how your camera faces to the iPhone.
In the second half of the program, Casey Newton and Adi Robertson come together to discuss what Mark Zuckerberg was trying to say about freedom of expression regarding Facebook and political advertising. How important will Facebook's role be in the 2020 elections? Should Facebook simply ban all political ads?
There's much more in the middle of all that, like Paul's weekly segment "Crime, teenagers, it's taste," so listen to it to know everything.
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