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YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips

YouTube has restored several videos showing a women’s rights campaigner being killed in a variety of ways in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. The platform had deleted the recordings on Wednesday and in one case had banned the clip creator involved. The action had represented its first such response to depictions of graphic […]

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YouTube is back after crashing for users around the world

YouTube went down for a little more than an hour on October 16, a rare outage for the Google-owned company. The video-streaming site, which has nearly 2 billion monthly active users, began suffering issues globally at around 9 p.m. E.T. on Tuesday. During this time, the website and apps weren’t fully accessible. On desktop, for […]

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YouTube now lets advertisers tailor campaigns for TVs

YouTube has announced that advertisers will now be able to tailor their ad campaigns specifically for people viewing on a TV screen. While ads have always been a part of YouTube on the big screen, marketers have thus far have only been able to optimize their advertisements for smartphones, tablets, and traditional computers. By adding […]

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Wiz Khalifa is giving his 5-year-old son an early start on fame by helping him launch a YouTube channel called 'Bash's World'

Bash’s World/YouTube Rapper Wiz Khalifa made a YouTube channel for his five-year-old son Sebastian called “Bash’s World.” The first video launched Tuesday and documents Khalifa helping Sebastian get ready for his first day of kindergarten. The video gained nearly 19,000 views in a few hours and the channel had over 3,000 subscribers by Tuesday afternoon. […]

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Russia: Google removes Putin critic's ads from YouTube

Google has taken down YouTube ads by Alexei Navalny, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, ahead of elections for regional governors in Russia. The videos showed Mr Navalny calling for Russians to take part in protests on 9 September against raising the retirement age. One of Mr Navalny’s aides said the removal of the ads […]

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Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation

Google Deletes 39 YouTube Channels Linked to Iranian Influence Operation ImageGoogle said “relevant videos” on the 39 YouTube channels that it deleted had 13,466 total views in the United States.CreditCreditJosh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Daisuke Wakabayashi Aug. 23, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Two days after Facebook revealed far-reaching Iranian and Russian disinformation campaigns […]

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Alex Jones and Infowars Content Is Removed From Apple, Facebook and YouTube

Alex Jones and Infowars Content Is Removed From Apple, Facebook and YouTube Video After months of increasing their scrutiny, tech companies have deleted content from the right-wing provocateur Alex Jones.Published OnAug. 6, 2018CreditImage by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times By Jack Nicas Aug. 6, 2018 Top technology companies erased most of the posts […]

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Mars pulls ads from YouTube drill videos

Mars has pulled its advertising from YouTube after one of its brands was shown with a drill rap music video. The move was prompted after an advert for Starburst sweets was put at the start of a video by group Moscow17. One of the group’s members, Siddique Kamara, also known as Incognito and SK, was […]

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Sony tries to upload movie trailer to YouTube, posts entire movie instead

Enlarge / Khali the Killer from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony Pictures Entertainment endeavored to post a trailer for its limited-release film Khali the Killer on YouTube to encourage viewers to watch the movie on Blu-ray, on streaming platforms, and in select theaters. Instead, the company uploaded the film in its entirety—apparently by accident. […]

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YouTube stars' fury over algorithm tests

Some of YouTube’s most popular stars have criticised the website for “experimenting” with how their videos are delivered to their fans. Unannounced, YouTube started testing an algorithm that changed the order videos appeared in users’ subscription feeds. The experiment came to light when some users complained on social media. One YouTube star said it was […]

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How to download YouTube videos

So you want to download YouTube videos? It’s not surprising; in our increasingly mobile world, you might want to watch a new music video or viral sensation, only to find yourself thwarted by a lack of Wi-Fi or restrictive data plan. Thankfully, if you want to store your favorite videos, it’s easier than you might […]