Tag: YouTube

Kylie Jenner Posts – and Quickly Deletes – Video of Jaclyn Hill’s Lipsticks amid Scandal

Kylie Jenner Posts Then Quickly Deletes Jaclyn Hill’s Lipstick PR Box amid Scandal | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Kylie Jenner Posts – and Quickly Deletes – Video of Jaclyn Hill’s Lipsticks amid Scandal this link is to an external site that may or […]

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YouTube’s cesspool of anger and hate faces growing scrutiny

In the ongoing social media conflagration, Facebook has been drawing the most heat, followed by Twitter. But Google’s YouTube now seems to be making a bid to be justifiably recognized as its own special circle of internet hell. Like these other sites that have become a swarming hive of disinformation, racism and hatred, YouTube has […]

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YouTube’s Bungled PR Announcements Made Carlos Maza’s Harassment Worse

Rebecca Lewis is a doctoral student at Stanford University. She researches far-right online subcultures and celebrities, and is the author of Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube. Last week, Twitter users started tweeting the hashtag #VoxAdpocalypse to protest YouTube’s newest hate speech and extremism policies, which they argued were going to rob large […]

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ProBeat: YouTube is no better than Facebook or Twitter

What a whirlwind week of YouTube news. On Monday, the spotlight shone on YouTube’s pedophilia problem. On Tuesday, YouTube decided that homophobic slurs don’t violate its policies. And then on Wednesday, YouTube banned videos promoting groups that claim superiority to justify discrimination and videos that deny factual catastrophes. Also on Wednesday, YouTube decided that it […]

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YouTube bans videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust ever happened

(Reuters) — YouTube said on Wednesday it would remove videos that deny factual catastrophes such as the Holocaust ever happened and stop sharing ad revenue with channels that skirt too close to its rules, a major policy reversal as it fights criticism that it provides a platform for hate speech and harassment. The streaming service, […]

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YouTube to Remove Thousands of Channels, Ban Hate Speech and Supremacist Content in Order to ‘Tackle Hate’

Photo: iStock For better or worse, the digital age has allowed anyone with an iPhone or a high-speed Internet connection to express their thoughts, opinions or share their abysmal music to millions of people throughout the world. It’s also provided the same opportunity for racists, homophobes and elected officials to assail our peace of mind […]

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Geoff Keighley and YouTube unveil plans for E3 Live show

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is less than a week away, and producer Geoff Keighley and YouTube have announced the details for their E3 Live livestreamed show scheduled for Sunday, June 9. The E3 Live broadcast will span 10 hours and put onstage top names in gaming and entertainment to celebrate video games and deliver the […]

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How YouTube Became a Breeding Ground for a Diabolical Lizard Cult

On March 25, Barbara Rogers shuffled into the Court of Commons Pleas in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, with her dark hair parted neatly down the middle. She wore a plain cardigan and skirt over stockings with flats. Lowering her head between hunched shoulders, she averted her eyes from the scrum of snapping cameras. The 44-year-old looked more […]

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Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List ‘Social Media Identifiers,’ Previous Phone Numbers

Photo: Getty Images According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under the Trump administration. Applicants for certain diplomatic and official visas are exempt from the […]

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Google Is Forcing Microsoft Edge Preview Users To Use Chrome To Watch YouTube

It seemed like Microsoft might have slightly conceded to Google when the company announced their plans to rebuild its Edge browser based on Chromium, the same platform that Google’s Chrome browser is based on. However, it seems that isn’t enough for Google because according to reports, Google still very much wants Edge users to use […]

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Foul Ball: ‘Offensive’ Video Ties Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to ‘Enemies of Freedom’ at Minor League Game

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)Photo: Getty As the great Beyoncé once said, “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.” And so it seems when it comes to the Notorious AOC, aka U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A minor league baseball team is apologizing to the New York congresswoman known for her impassioned brand […]

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YouTube Is Ending the Era of the Subscriber Count Beef

YouTube announced in a blog post on Wednesday that starting in August, the platform will abbreviate public-facing subscriber counts, meaning that only YouTube creators will have access to their own precise subscriber counts. YouTube said in the blog that the goal of the change was to create “consistency” on the platform, since the “subscribe” button […]

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