White House Still Cool with YouTube
There have been numerous reports claiming that the White House has stopped using YouTube for its video addresses to the nation. According to both the White House and Google, this is not the case.
"That report is wrong," says Steve Grove of YouTube. "The White House decision does not mean that the White House has stopped using YouTube. The White House continues to post videos to its YouTube channel, as do other agencies like the U.S. Department of Education and the State Department. These channels are part of a broader effort within the General Services Administration (GSA) to help federal agencies communicate directly with citizens on YouTube."
According to the New York Times, the White House also denies shunning YouTube. What the White House did do was use a different video player (hosted by whitehouse.gov itself) in the latest Presidential address.
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The White House says the use of its own player on the last address was just an experiment. Everybody will be anxious to see what format the administration chooses for the next one.