YouTube criticized for not doing more to stop LGBTQ harassment

Axios chief technology correspondent Ina Fried discusses asking YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki about the controversy.
4:13 | 06/13/19

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Recently you tuned found itself in some hot water the platform. Already under pressure to do more on harassment a specially after the company decided to keep up a series of videos from a creator. That repeatedly used homophobic slurs and earlier this week axial is journalists in a freed. Asked the YouTube CEO about the incidents of take a look. I'm curious. Are you really sorry for anything to LG BTQ community or you just sorry that they were offended. So well I'm really personally I'm very sorry and I ate it was not our intent we we don't wanna just being knee jerk we need to think about in a very thoughtful way. Able to speak with it would ever line will speak to people from LG BTQ community. Make sure that we're incorporating not going forward in terms of how we think about harassment. And then make sure that we are implementing guy and a faring consistently going forward. I write an Ian freed joins us are right now in an Ellen that pretty bold move he made there in front of all of those people do you feel like her. Answer was sufficient. To. I think there there aren't spot and are basically was ending the way that the company are being mostly they are sorry. It people are and they're not. But they're not and there they feel like they made the right call I'm I think you know two to give UT I think they are trying. Tacoma with policies that they can stick to an end boards and that is really. But it's one thing you could in that says you know we're not gonna allow anything and then if you can't enforce it is that actually bettered I think. People now to BT community women people color people are getting Braswell well they want rules that. Protective of them in the Indian wars but that is I think YouTube. Wants to get there I think. You know the question is and they get there and do they have the will to get there especially when creators like this Stephen Crowder who is the person and issued three point eight million dollars in order. Popular people on YouTube and I think there is pressure on the other side. And at what is does lasting impact of having this type of speech available on the platform. We're seeing a radicalization. And polarization. Of America. Broccoli and it's not just because it YouTube and YouTube is one component. And you know mainstream media it you don't plays a role adding we seen this for Asian of America. And I think bat that radicalization. And polarization. Those are really big issues that we as a society need to confront not just attacked. By the armed certainly paroles. Yeah I think when people are having these discussions. There's a lot. Talked you know people making arguments about free speech in your opinion where is the line drawn. I think you know people really complete what this'll free speech issue is a the First Amendment that the government be involved in the regulation of speech and super words a journalist. Obviously you'd Lieber there are right platform that private companies need implore this speech so there's two big questions here one. What speech should be allowed it outlook could live on YouTube birds Twitter based book. But the other one that they're just really coming into old news what's speech due date him well. So YouTube could leave video without recommending it all about serving and up as next. And it wouldn't get a lot fewer views then it gets promoted and I think you heard Twitter at the same corporate say we're really gonna take ownership of this. Collar and say there's speech that we're gonna allow nets one Marin it's a very strict bar what they're gonna do but then. It's not helpful to the dialogue were not an ample quiet and obviously that's a tough Kline who's going to be criticism on all sides. Where they draw that line and I think really recognizing the huge power that they each passed. To figure out what speech are they encouraging what speech or they monetizing. Featured ample fine and I think that's where that. Growth opportunity is for each of these. Orders all right in a free thank you so much for joining us today we appreciate. Your feedback thank you.

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