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YouTube Bans Dangerous Pranks And Stunts In Wake Of 'Bird Box' Challenge

YouTube is cracking down on risky prank and challenge videos amid a wave of users committing outrageous stunts, like driving a car while blindfolded, for viral fame. The video-sharing site announced Tuesday that it will prohibit any content “that encourages dangerous activities that are likely to result in serious harm.” “While it might not seem […]

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Goodbye, Machinima: YouTube gaming channel pulls the plug after 13 years

Machinima, the popular gaming channel on YouTube, has seemingly shut down, with its content no longer accessible, and without any public announcement. Machinima was founded in 2000, and its official YouTube channel, which was launched in 2006, has accumulated more than 12 million subscribers over the years. It remains one of the biggest gaming channels […]

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AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout

Supported by AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout ImageAT&T pulled its advertising from YouTube in 2017 because it was appearing near offensive content too often.CreditCreditMike Blake/Reuters By Sapna Maheshwari Jan. 18, 2019 AT&T thinks YouTube is safe for advertisers again. The company, one of the nation’s biggest marketers, yanked its […]

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Netflix’s biggest competition isn’t sleep — it’s YouTube

Each day in India’s capital New Delhi, hundreds of thousands of people take the quiet subway across the widely crowded suburbs to reach their work. The quietness is interrupted every few minutes as the train reaches a station and an ever-growing population jostles to find a seat. Seconds later, everyone returns their attention to their smartphone […]

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PewDiePie in battle with T-Series to keep top YouTube spot

YouTuber PewDiePie is battling Indian channel T-Series in a bid to retain his status as the YouTuber with the most subscribers. One fan hacked 50,000 printers over the weekend to print out a message urging people to subscribe to his channel. Both channels have more than 73 million subscribers, with PewDiePie currently in the lead […]

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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 […]

Mobile

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 […]