YouTube CEO apologizes for company's handling of anti-gay comments

TheHill | 6/11/2019 | Rachel Frazin
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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized to the LGBT community Monday for how the video-streaming site has handled anti-gay comments.

“I know that the decisions we made was very hurtful to the LGBTQ community and that wasn’t our intention at all,” Wojcicki said during a tech industry conference in Arizona, according to USA Today.

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She was particularly referring to a recent controversy over comments made by conservative commentator Steven Crowder about Vox journalist Carlos Maza.

Maza accused the conservative of inciting harassment and making derogatory comments about his ethnicity and sexuality.

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YouTube decided to demonetize Crowder's videos, but has refused to take them down. The move has garnered criticism, but Wojcicki justified it on Monday.

“It’s just from a policy standpoint we need to be consistent — if we took down that content, there would be so much other content that we need to take down,” she said, according to the newspaper.

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Wojcicki also called it a "hard...
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