YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki admitted that she was personally involved in the decision to demonetize conservative commentator Steven Crowder’s video channel.
But she also admitted that she didn’t review all the videos that caused a red flag for some people.
What are the details?
In a remarks at Recode’s Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, the YouTube CEO addressed the ongoing controversy around Crowder and his videos.
YouTube demonetized Crowder’s channel last week after a Vox employee complained that Crowder had been using homophobic language.
A portion of the organization’s statement read, “In the past, we felt our responses to some of these situations were slow and didn’t always address our broader community’s concerns.”
“Our ultimate goal here is to streamline our response so we can make better, faster decisions and communicate them clearly,” the statement added.
According to the Daily Mail, Wojcicki said that she hadn’t reviewed all of the videos that ultimately resulted in Crowder’s channel demonetization.
“She did watch some of them, however, and was involved in the decision to allow Mr. Crowder to continue using the platform, it’s reported,” the outlet added.
She also issued an apology to the LGBTQ community during her remarks in Arizona.
“I know the decision we made [not to shut down Crowder’s channel] was very hurtful to the LGBT community,” she said. “That was not our intention at all. I thought that was important to be up front about that. We are really sorry about that.”