On Monday, Youtube Chief Executive officer, Susan Wojcicki, apologized to the LGBTQ community for the company’s response to not take down the hate speech made by comedian Steven Crowder, according to Bloomberg.
What We Know:
- Youtube fans and followers were forced to purge the website due to Crowder’s inappropriate jokes towards Vox journalist, Carlos Maza.
- The Hill said, “Maza accused the conservative of inciting harassment and making derogatory comments about his ethnicity and sexuality.”
- Wojcicki defended the decision of not taking it down but then expressed how she felt bad to the LGBTQ community for not removing the video.
- Wojcicki said, “Youtube has always been a home of so many LGBTQ creators, and that’s why it was emotional. Even though it was a hard decision, it was harder that it came from us-because it was an important home. And even though we made this decision, we have so many people from the LGBTQ community. As a company we really want to support this community.”
- Last week Youtube updated its hate speech and harassment policies.
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