利来w66国际YouTube CEO- Disabling comments on minor videos was trade-off for child safetyYouTube CEO: Disabling comments on minor videos was trade-off for child safety YouTube, facing severe backlash over child exploitation on the site, on Thursdayturned off comments on most videos featuring minors.A day later, CEO Susan Wojcicki elaborated on the decision, saying it was a "trade-off" between upsetting young video creators and upholding the safety of children. She said many young users use comments to solicit feedback from viewers on whats working, what isnt and what videos they might want to do next."This change took away some of the abilities of young people who are innocent," Wojcicki said Friday at the Lesbians Who Tech conference here in San Francisco. "In the end, that was the trade-off that we made because we felt that we had to make sure protecting children was our number one priority."The controversy over child exploitation began last week when avideo blogger named Matt Watson detailedhow pedophiles could enter a "wormhole" of YouTube videos to see footage of children in sexually suggestive positions. In the comments of those videos, users would post timestamps linking to other videos, and YouTubes algorithms would recommend even more of those kinds of videos. In response, advertisers, including AT&T and Fortnite maker Epic Games, pulled ad spending from YouTube. After that, Google-owned YouTubebanned more than 400 accountsand took down dozens of videos that put children at risk.Even though YouTube said its turning off comments for most videos featuring children, the company will keep comments enabled for a small number of creators who are minors. In those cases, the videos will be actively moderated and YouTube will work with the creators directly. Though the company said its starting with a small group, it eventually wants to open up comments again to more creators.Wojcickis comments come at a difficult time for the worlds largest video site. Aside from the child exploitation controversy, in the last few weeks the site has been rocked by scandals involving anti-vaccination and suicide. Earlier this week, a pediatrician from Florida reportedly pointed outchildrens videos with suicide tipsspliced into them. On Friday, Wojcicki, who was interviewed at the conference by Recodes Kara Swisher, was also asked about the Google walkout. In November, more than 20,000 Google workers from around the world walked out of their offices to stand up against the search giants handling of sexual harassment allegations about key executives."It was a big deal," Wojcicki said. "As a management team, we wanted to give people the leeway to tell their stories. And were going to listen to their stories."One of the organizers demands at the walkout was to put a rank-and-file employee on Googles board, but the company hasnt done that. On Friday, when asked if she would advocate for that decision, Wojcicki mostly dodged. "I dont know enough," she said, but added, "I think it matters who the employee is."