YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is popping out swinging in opposition to free speech as soon as once more, recommending that authorities go legal guidelines regulating speech for her to implement.
In an interview with TIDETVhamburg, she was requested in regards to the balancing act in complying with nationwide legal guidelines whereas additionally protecting customers and advertisers completely satisfied. “We work around the globe, and you’re right, certainly there are many different laws and many different jurisdictions, and we enforce the laws of the various jurisdictions around speech or what’s considered safe or not safe,” she replied, including that that the “controversial part” has arose with regards to content material that “would be deemed harmful but it not deemed illegal,” citing so-called COVID misinformation for example.
“For us, we look at that content and we think about the role that we play in society. We want to be doing the right thing for our users and our creators,” she mentioned, later including “Our recommendation is that if government want to have more control over online speech [they should] pass laws, [and] to have that be very cleanly and clearly defined so that we can implement it. There are times that we see laws being implemented or suggested and they’re not necessarily clean or possible for us to cleanly interpret them.” She then indicated that she’d be proud of censorship extra broadly too; “And we’ve seen there’s laws passed just for the internet, as opposed to all speech. I do think that’s a dangerous area when we get in and say ‘oh sure you can say something like that in a magazine or on TV but you can’t say it on the internet.’”
In 2021, Wojcicki acquired a “Free Expression” award from the Freedom Forum Institute. However, it turned out the funding for the awards physique was offered by YouTube, and Susan’s mom Esther Wojcicki sits on the council of advisers for the awards physique.
Meanwhile, YouTube’s most important competitor Rumble set new data for consumer engagement and posts in January.
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