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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is stepping down from her post, she announced in an email sent to employees that YouTube posted publicly on Thursday. Wojcicki has been at Google for nearly 25 years but will be stepping back to “start a new chapter focused on my family, health, and personal projects I’m passionate about.”

Neal Mohan, currently YouTube’s chief product officer, will be taking over as head of the video streaming service.

thank you @SusanWojcicki for all your amazing work over the years to make YouTube home for so many creators ♥️

— YouTube Creators (@YouTubeCreators) February 16, 2023

In the near term, Wojcicki will be supporting Neal and assisting with the transition. Longer term, she’ll hold…

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