Over a 5th of the world’s population is logging in to YouTube—despite scandals

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At YouTube’s annual Brandcast event, the king of online video touted its reach and new celebrity-fueled projects as reasons why advertisers should invest their dollars with the Web instead of television. According to CEO Susan Wojcicki, YouTube now has 1.8 billion monthly logged-in viewers. Considering that number doesn’t take into account viewers who simply go to YouTube to watch videos without logging in, it means YouTube’s reach continues to grow despite recent controversies surrounding its creators and how the site treats potentially offensive content.