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Why YouTube needs principles

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wants rules. "From a policy standpoint, we need to be consistent," Wojcicki told Axios' Ina Fried on Monday. "If we took down that content, there would be so much other content that we would need to take down."

The state of play: There are two kinds of enforcement mechanisms. Silicon Valley engineers naturally gravitate towards rules-based systems: If this, then that. Once you set the rules, the job of enforcing them becomes routine. The alternative is a principles-based system. In the legal system, principles can be found in areas like sentencing guidelines or even the "reasonable doubt" test.

David Axelrod and Mike Murphy launch politics podcast

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Two of the great living campaign talkers, David Axelrod and Mike Murphy, team up for a "Hacks on Tap" podcast from Cadence13, taking listeners "deep inside the top level of American politics."

What to expect: The vibe is a bar full of campaign reporters, where one can pull up a stool to listen to two guys who have been in it, but now aren't tied to cable news cycles.