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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki limits how much her kids watch YouTube

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told CBS she limits how much her young children use YouTube, only allowing them to use its bespoke kids’ app. Wojcicki has previously said she also limits her children’s screen time more generally, sometimes taking away their phones. YouTube has been under intense scrutiny for the […]
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki limits how much her kids watch YouTube
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Sacha Baron Cohen just called out the ‘Silicon Six,’ a group of American billionaires that he says ‘care more about boosting their share price than protecting democracy’

Actor and comedia Sacha Baron Cohen spoke at the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday about hate speech, anti-Semitism, and violence. Cohen was particularly critical of big tech and social media, which he called “the greatest propaganda machine in history.” He also called out the “Silicon Six,” American tech billionaires that he […]
Sacha Baron Cohen just called out the ‘Silicon Six,’ a group of American billionaires that he says ‘care more about boosting their share price than protecting democracy’
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YouTuber MrBeast’s tree-planting campaign reached its goal of raising $20 million. Here’s the list of prominent people who have donated, including Elon Musk, Jeffree Star, and even the CEO of YouTube.

YouTube star MrBeast launched a campaign in October to raise money to plant 20 million trees in honour of reaching 20 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform. The #TeamTrees campaign surpassed its goal in under two months, and raised $US20 million (at a dollar a tree) with support from the […]
YouTuber MrBeast’s tree-planting campaign reached its goal of raising $20 million. Here’s the list of prominent people who have donated, including Elon Musk, Jeffree Star, and even the CEO of YouTube.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rubbed elbows with the likes of Lenny Kravitz and LeVar Burton at the ‘Oscars of science’ on Sunday

FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg attended the eighth-annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony on Sunday night, where he rubbed elbows with musician Lenny Kravitz, actor LeVar Burton, and Google cofounder Sergey Brin. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, both attended the event, which is referred to as the “Oscars of science.” Zuckerberg presented awards […]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rubbed elbows with the likes of Lenny Kravitz and LeVar Burton at the ‘Oscars of science’ on Sunday
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A YouTuber who was reportedly connected to the Christchurch shooter had his channel deleted then reinstated, and it’s a perfect example of YouTube’s confusing hate speech policies

Earlier this week, YouTube deleted the channels of two popular far-right YouTubers, then reinstated them both less than two days later. YouTube announced new policies for dealing with hate speech in June in an effort to stop the spread of extremist content on the video streaming platform. In a recent […]
A YouTuber who was reportedly connected to the Christchurch shooter had his channel deleted then reinstated, and it’s a perfect example of YouTube’s confusing hate speech policies
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YouTube is working on revamping its ‘creator-on-creator’ harassment policy before the end of the year, but the site’s CEO says it’s struggling to understand what constitutes harassment

YouTubeCEO Susan Wojcicki recently say down for an hour-long interview with British vlogger Alfie Deyes. During the interview, Wojcicki echoed earlier comments from YouTube that the platform’s policies regarding “creator-on-creator” harassment would be getting revamped before the end of 2019. Wojcicki said YouTube has seen some “high-profile examples” that have […]
YouTube is working on revamping its ‘creator-on-creator’ harassment policy before the end of the year, but the site’s CEO says it’s struggling to understand what constitutes harassment