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YouTube Execs Encourage Staff to Take Tuesday Off for Nationwide Protests

Photo: YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl is encouraging employees to take Tuesday off to “focus on how to improve racial equity.” Photo: Bloomberg

Executives across YouTube are encouraging their employees to take Tuesday off or cancel their meetings in solidarity with nationwide protests of police violence against African Americans, according to emails sent to staff. 

YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl encouraged his reports, around 1,200 employees, to use the day to “focus on how to improve racial equity” should they choose not to log on. YouTube’s Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, said he and his leadership team planned to cancel all their meetings on Tuesday. Other executives at YouTube have sent similar messages to their teams as well, according to a person familiar with the matter. 

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