This week, for the primary time in over a decade, the Linus Tech Suggestions YouTube channel won’t be importing movies.
Linus Media Group, the 120-person firm that produces content material for Linus Tech Suggestions and its related channels like ShortCircuit and TechQuickie, is pausing manufacturing for at the least every week to “deal with long-term add adjustments.”
The announcement comes after fellow tech assessment channel Avid gamers Nexus posted a 44-minute lengthy video on Aug. 14 detailing errors in Linus Tech Suggestions movies, from lax knowledge reporting to factual flubs.
Linus Media Group defined the shutdown in an Aug. 16 video wherein the corporate’s CEO, CFO, COO, CTO and the heads of its lab, enterprise improvement, manufacturing, and writing divisions assured viewers that they’d be correcting errors in each processes and private judgment transferring ahead.
CEO Terren Tong, who took over the corporate for founder Linus Sebastian in July, acknowledged “latest group outcry demanding change” however didn’t title Avid gamers Nexus.
Sebastian started importing movies to Linus Tech Suggestions in 2008 and stays on the firm as Chief Imaginative and prescient Officer for Linus Media Group. The enterprise has greater than 20 million subscribers throughout its channels and a religious following throughout its related podcasts and annual conventions.
Knowledge errors aren’t the one subject difficult the corporate’s integrity. On Aug. 16, earlier than the corporate introduced its manufacturing pause, former Linus Media Group worker Madison Reeve posted a thread on X outlining her expertise there. She detailed sexist and sexual remarks made about and to her by coworkers and a poisonous work atmosphere that didn’t permit for time without work.
Reeve additionally famous that the corporate’s public-facing guarantees weren’t saved behind closed doorways. “The issues stated by Linus about speaking to administration, and HR, and guarantees about how issues are dealt with internally, had been a gross misrepresentation of what truly goes on,” she wrote.
Linus Tech Group has dedicated to hiring a 3rd celebration to look into these allegations, with Tong telling The Verge “past an inner assessment we can even be hiring an out of doors investigator to look into the allegations and can decide to publish the findings and implementing any corrective actions which will come up due to this.”