YouTube's CEO Resigns, Replacement Not Any Better
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is resigning from her post as CEO and will be succeeded by Neal Mohan.
"Wojcicki leaves a legacy of censoring independent creators and favoring corporate media," reports Breitbart.
Neal Mohan also loves censorship.
"CNBC reports that Susan Wojcicki has announced that she is stepping down as CEO of YouTube after eight years in the role, and YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan will replace her. With more than 2.5 billion monthly active users, YouTube has become the most popular video platform in the world. She has overseen the expansion of the company’s physical footprint in areas such as New York and San Bruno, California," reports Breitbart.
Wojcicki wrote about her resignation in a blog post, stating that she would be stepping down from her position to devote more time to her family, her health, and her passion projects.
Wojcicki said she will still be involved at YouTube, collaborating with YouTube teams, mentoring staff, and meeting with creators.
She has also accepted an advisory position across Google and parent company Alphabet.
"Neal Mohan will take over from Wojcicki. His appointment as the new head of YouTube suggests that the company is looking to continue its growth and expansion, but may extend its harsh censorship practices," reports Breitbart.
"Since joining YouTube in 2008, Mohan has been vocal about encouraging censorship on the platform," reports Breitbart. "In an interview with David Pierce, Protocol’s editor-at-large, Mohan claimed that independent creators who express their views on newsworthy subjects lack context and should therefore be silenced and censored. In order to provide context and explanations for news events, he claimed that authoritative sources are necessary. He contrasted authoritative content with content from other creators, arguing that independent creators do not provide the same level of context."