Susan Wojcicki
Asa Mathat
United States
2020

YouTube, LLC

Susan
Wojcicki

CEO

In the past, Wojcicki had presided over YouTube’s star-studded “Brandcast” NewFront presentations for advertisers at storied New York venues such as Radio City Music Hall. But the pandemic turned it into an online-only event held in June 2020 that she introduced with a two-minute video which, among other things, touted parent company Google’s $100 million donation to COVID-19 relief organizations. Earlier that month, she announced YouTube’s new $100 million fund dedicated to amplifying and developing voices of Black creators, artists and their projects, kicking off with a livestream fundraiser titled “Bear Witness, Take Action.” But she continues to struggle to control the flood of misinformation and inappropriate content on the platform despite the safety measures put in place in recent years.

Career

  • Google
  • YouTube, LLC
  • Intel Corporation

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • University of California–Santa Cruz (CA, USA)
  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact

Philanthropy

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YouTube Will Finally Start Removing Videos Falsely Claiming Donald Trump Won U.S. Election

YouTube Will Finally Start Removing Videos Falsely Claiming Donald Trump Won U.S. Election

YouTube is finally cracking down on videos with misinformation alleging that President Trump won the U.S. presidential election, more than a month after Joe Biden was named the projected winner.Starting Wednesday (Dec. 9), YouTube said, it will begin removing content promoting conspiracy theories that Trump is the actual winner because voter fraud or "widespread software glitches or counting errors" (for which there is no evidence) swung the election for Biden.The internet-video giant said it was taking the action now because...

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