YouTube is arguably having its best and worst year.
The company recently announced that more than 1.5 billion people log in and view videos each month, putting the service second only to Facebook in terms of global scale.
Its revenues are estimated to be growing at upwards of 30 percent each year, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has repeatedly highlighted the company as a key contributor to the search giant’s overall financial success.
It’s even got a new look.At the same time, YouTube has been forced to reckon with its laissez-faire approach to content creators.
After a Wall Street Journal article found ads from major brands playing next to racist and disturbing content, a number of big marketers pulled their spots.