Following nine years of service, Susan Wojcicki has resigned as YouTube CEO. This is effective immediately. Neal Mohan, the Chief Product Officer at YouTube for the past seven-years, has been appointed her successor.
“I’ve decided to step back from my role as the head of YouTube and start a new chapter focused on my family, health, and personal projects I’m passionate about,” she wrote in a company blog post. Wojcicki now holds an advisory position at Google and Alphabet.
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Wojcicki commends Mohan’s efforts in launching YouTube TV as well as leading YouTube Music, Premium and Shorts. Mohan is also the Trust and Safety team leader at YouTube, which she says will be even more crucial as AI promises, as Wojcicki puts it, are a potential area for growth.
YouTube has seen a new era end. The platform was subject to public scrutiny for its handling of hate speech and content moderation during Wojcicki’s tenure. In 2014, YouTube had reached one billion users. “YouTubers” weren’t yet…