The Atlantic Council hosted, on March 4, 2021, a conversation with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Atlantic Council President & CEO Frederick Kempe, on how the company views its mission and responsibilities in the information ecosystem and the global landscape of digital regulatory efforts.

Increasing connectivity has given rise to societal and geopolitical debates over the role of private industry and governments in governing the internet, the viability of human rights in digital spaces, and the impact of technology on societies. With approximately 2 billion users each month, YouTube is a major stakeholder in these conversations. The event provided a wide-ranging dialogue on the evolution of online speech, YouTube’s response to online harms, and the global conversation about expression, regulation, and norm-setting.

The Digital Forensic Research Lab was pleased to present this live, online conversation as part of the #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders. 

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Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

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The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) has operationalized the study of disinformation by exposing falsehoods and fake news, documenting human rights abuses, and building digital resilience worldwide.