Vergecast: The lives of YouTube moderators, a new smart home standard, and the Xbox Series X announcement

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Welcome to the final episode of The Vergecast for 2019. On today’s docket, we’ve got a deep dive into the lives of YouTube moderators, plans for the biggest smart home standards to unite under one banner, and Microsoft’s surprise announcement of the Xbox Series X.

In the first half of the show, Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton joins to talk about his continuing reporting on the lives of online content moderators with a recent feature that spoke to employees from Google and YouTube about how viewing violent content for a living has impacted their lives, potentially giving them PTSD.

The second half of the show, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the announcement that Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung, and others have joined…

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