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YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, wasoftencriticized for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many said ...

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In major policy change YouTube is now taking down more videos of known extremists

Google has confirmed a major policy shift in how it approaches extremist content on YouTube. A spokeswoman told us it has broadened its policy for taking down extremist content: Not just removing videos that directly preach hate or seek to incite violence but also removing other videos of named terrorists, unless the content is journalistic or educational in nature — ...

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Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube

Amazon is expanding its Influencer Program beyond YouTube to also include Twitter and Instagram, the company announced on Thursday. First launched into beta earlier this spring, the program initially targeted YouTube stars by offering them a way to make money from the products they promoted in their videos through an affiliate-like relationship with Amazon. Many of today’s influencers regularly tout ...

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YouTube implements new policy to flag inappropriate videos targeted at children

A New York Times piece and a subsequent Medium post this week highlighted an ongoing problem with YouTube Kids — bizarre and disturbing videos aimed at young children using key words and popular children’s characters. Now YouTube says it is putting in place a new process to age-restrict these types of videos in the main YouTube app. “Age-restricted content is automatically ...

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YouTube Kids update gives kids their own profiles, expands controls

YouTube Kids, the kid-friendly, more filtered version of YouTube first introduced in 2015, is getting a notable upgrade. The updated app is adding several new features designed to reflect the app’s now aging user base, including profiles that are customized based on the kid’s date of birth, as well as additional security controls for parents and kids. While YouTube Kids ...

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US Lawmaker calls for RT YouTube ban during Russia hearing

House Intelligence Committee members accusing RT of being “fake news” were only able to point to accurate and widely reported stories on the network, during a hearing with social media executives on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. ‘An arm of our adversary’ At a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California) put RT ...

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No evidence of RT manipulating YouTube during US election – Google

Published time: 31 Oct, 2017 10:53 Edited time: 31 Oct, 2017 10:59 Google says it found no evidence that RT manipulated video hosting platform YouTube or violated its policies during the 2016 US election campaign. It comes amid a frenzy in the US over alleged Russian meddling in the election and RT’s coverage in particular. On Monday, Richard Salgado, Google’s ...

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YouTube star PewDiePie blasted after using N-word during stream

YouTube star PewDiePie is under fire again for using a racial slur during a recent live stream. The 27-year-old gamer, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, was streaming “Players Unknown Battlegrounds” when he began cursing out another player. “What a f–king n—-r. Oh my god, what the f–k?” Kjellberg, who has more than 57 million subscribers and 16 billion views ...

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YouTube user parodies Eminem’s ‘Stan’ to LeBron-Kyrie feud

The Cavaliers gone cold, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are why. The beef between LeBron and Kyrie is playing out like a hip-hop feud, which is why it’s fitting a YouTube user chose to remix Eminem’s “Stan” to make it about the NBA stars. YouTube user AOK created the “Stan” parody called “Dear LeBron by Kyrie Irving ft. Dido.” In ...

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What to do in a terror attack: Police release harrowing travel advice in YouTube video

The four-minute film, which will be uploaded to YouTube, comes as thousands of Britons prepare to jet off for the summer holidays. The “run, hide, tell” safety video warns tourists to stay alert and provides instructions on what to do if gunmen storm their hotel. The video chillingly echoes the attack in Tunisia two years ago where 30 Britons were ...

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