YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took to the service’s Creator Blog last night to issue some extended goals for the year forward. The plans mostly revolve around increasing clarity on the company’s partial and tightening coercion — a flattering clearly greeting to mixed creator controversies over the past year and change, including, many recently, the self-murder video posted by YouTube star, Logan Paul.
Wojcicki doesn’t actually impute to Paul — or any other creators— by name here, and the fixes summarized in the piece are admittedly flattering abstract. In many cases, they’re a elementary reaffirmation of policies the service has already put in place, including a moment down on impersonating accounts and posting dubious thumbnails.
The executive does, however, guarantee to urge the coercion of existent policies, with a multiple of appurtenance training and human policing that will bring sum series of Google/YouTube employees checking for controversial calm north of 10,000.
“We comprehend we have a critical social shortcoming to get these rising policy issues right, so we find recommendation from dozens of consultant advisors and third-parties,” Wojcicki writes. “For example, on issues of hatred debate we work with the Anti-Defamation League in the U.S. and on issues of self-harm, we work with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.”
I’ve been listening closely to your thoughts and ideas this past year, so wanted to share my priorities for creators in 2018: https://t.co/okhcyfNJCz
— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) Feb 2, 2018
In further to the new Paul controversy, which showed a physique unresolved in Aokigahara, Japan’s “suicide forest,” YouTube’s height has come under fire a series of times in the past year. Early last year, the site canceled a reward show with PewDiePie after the Swedish internet celebrity paid people to lift a sign temperament the word “Death to all Jews.”
Wojcicki adds that the company is operative toward a better process for demonetizing content. “While we worked tough this year to yield an appeals complement and quicker responses to creators when a video is demonetized,” she writes, “we’ve listened shrill and transparent that we need a better system. We’re now operative on a some-more accurate solution that includes some-more human examination of your content, while also holding your own submit into account.”
Following in Facebook’s footsteps, YouTube is also enormous down on “fake news,” following a spike in antagonistic calm designed to lean domestic opinion on a large scale. That includes harsher penalties for channels held doing “something gross that causes poignant mistreat to the village as a whole.”