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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 on Nintendo Switch may finally become reality on November 8

YouTube on the Nintendo Switch may finally be happening, with the video streaming app reportedly arriving to the hybrid console on November 8. The pending arrival of Youtube for the Nintendo Switch was discovered through the official Nintendo website, as reported by Nintendo Life. In some sections, scrolling down to the “You might also like” […]

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PC hardware overclockers created the best YouTube beef of 2018

Over the last year, YouTube stars have used “beef” as a way to promote their personal brands. Jake and Logan Paul appropriated this idea from the rap scene, and they sanitized and monetized it because everything is awful and dumb. But while Jake Paul was busy pretending to defend the honor of his girlfriend so he […]

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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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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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How to download YouTube videos

It’s easier than you might think to learn how to download YouTube videos, and we’re going to take you through it, whether you want to store a music video or a NASA archive. It is generally legal to share and embed YouTube videos on the internet, but downloading them for your own offline use isn’t always […]

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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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Vertical video sheds its black bars on YouTube, Android app adds dark mode

Here’s 4:3 video in the new look. And here’s how 4:3 video used to look with the black bars. Even 16:9 video is a bit bigger due to reduced white space. Here’s how it used to look. Here’s vertical video with the new look. And here’s vertical video with the old black bars. The YouTube […]

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YouTube blackout in middle of England match

US viewers watching the England v Croatia football World Cup semi-final on YouTube TV were left frustrated when the service went down in the middle of the match. The outage also disrupted viewing of a men’s quarter-final match at Wimbledon. YouTube apologised, acknowledging “the timing is horrible”. Service was resumed half an hour later, the […]

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Sony posts whole movie on YouTube in trailer's place

Thousands of people watched a film posted in its entirety to YouTube by its US distributor before the apparent mistake was tackled. Sony Pictures Entertainment had labelled the video as being a trailer for the movie Khali the Killer. But its 90 minute duration acted as a giveaway that the upload contained more than just […]

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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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Facebook takes on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer with a game broadcast channel

Facebook is now experimenting with a new gaming video “destination” that combines all the live and pre-recorded gaming videos posted on the social network. Labeled as FB.GG despite the portal’s longer real-world address, Facebook splits its one-stop video showcase into five sections: Live Now, Streams by Game, Suggested Streamers, Recently Live, and Watched by Your […]

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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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YouTube Kids to give parents more control over output

Google says it will add new parental controls to its YouTube Kids app, after inappropriate videos were repeatedly discovered on the service. One of the new options prevents channels that have not been vetted by human moderators appearing on the app. Parents will be able to choose between human-curated playlists and letting YouTube’s algorithms decide […]