CEO Susan Wojcicki rejected calls to spin off YouTube, Google’s massive online video service, from the search giant and its parent company, Alphabet.
“We use technology from Google that’s really helpful, like all the machine learning … to find the violative content. Being able to do that at scale, we benefit from the Google technology,” she said Wednesday at the Atlantic Festival. “I don’t think it would have any benefit for consumers if we were spun out.”
The comments go further than her previous statements about a potential split, when Wojcicki said that she didn’t know how YouTube would deal with such a development and that she was focused on immediate concerns for YouTube.
YouTube, which has, is one of the tech giants under scrutiny as political candidates and regulators call for a and elected officials .