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YouTube hack: 2017 smash hit ‘Despacito’ deleted from video site

The most watched video on YouTube has been deleted in an apparent hack. Luis Fonzi’s hit ‘Despacito’ had been viewed more than 5 billion times before being deleted on Tuesday. The hackers, who go by the aliases Prosox and Kuroi’sh, seemingly hacked videos by more than a dozen artists writing the message ‘Free Palestine’ under a host of videos by ...

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Abby Martin interview critical of Israel is blocked by YouTube in 28 countries

An episode of Abby Martin’s Empire Files, featuring journalist Max Blumenthal and spotlighting rising militarism in Israel, has been blocked by YouTube in 28 countries, including Israel and the UK, for violating “local laws.” “Just notified by YouTube that Abby Martin’s interview with Max Blumenthal has been blocked from being viewed in 28 countries (including Israel) to ‘comply with local ...

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Inside the bizarre online world of Youtube shooter Nasim Aghdam (VIDEO)

Three people were shot when Nasim Najafi Aghdam opened fire at Youtube’s HQ in California. Her videos offer a startling insight into the vegan bodybuilder’s inner world. The 39-year-old from San Diego also went by the name of Nasime Sabz, which means “Green Breeze” in Persian. She also harbored a grudge against the video-sharing platform. On her website, which has ...

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YouTube shooter identified, reportedly slammed video platform for discrimination (VIDEO)

Police have identified the woman behind the YouTube shooting as Nasim Aghdam, 39, of San Diego, California. Footage has emerged which appears to show her criticizing the video sharing platform and accusing it of censorship. Video from January 2017 has emerged online which appears to show Aghdam criticizing YouTube. Although the woman identifies herself in the video as Nasime Sabz, ...

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'US gun violence so common YouTube HQ incident doesn't even qualify as mass shooting'

Deadly shootings are such a common occurrence in the US that the incident at YouTube headquarters, in which three people were injured, would not even make national news if it happened at a less prominent location, experts told RT. Three people have been injured by gunfire at the YouTube campus in San Bruno, California, after a female shooter stormed the ...

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Police operations ongoing after YouTube HQ shooting in California (VIDEOS)

Numerous law enforcement agencies are continuing to sweep through the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, where a female suspect shot at least three people before allegedly taking her own life. Several people have been injured and the suspected shooter was found dead after an unidentified gunman stormed the campus of YouTube global headquarters in California. READ MORE: 4 wounded, shooter ...

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Police confirm active shooter at YouTube HQ in California

The YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California is on lockdown after reports of an active shooter on campus. Police have confirmed activity at the address, while employees described sounds of gunshots and reported an evacuation. “We are responding to an active shooter,” the San Bruno police said on Twitter. A photo taken from across the street shows a large police ...

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Shorter, skippable ads will be coming to YouTube

YouTube today is introducing a new way for advertisers to maximize reach from their shorter ads. The change arrives around two years after YouTube’s introduction of the six-second bumper, which the company says advertisers have learned how to best use to raise brand awareness, despite having only a few seconds to tell their story. Now, advertisers will have the benefit ...

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Princeton study finds very few affiliate marketers make required disclosures on YouTube and Pinterest

Convincing humans to buy products is a massive business called marketing, and few areas of marketing are growing as fast as influencer marketing. Influencers on platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube can command prodigious fees based on their audience size and engagement: some data suggests that a single video on YouTube by a top influencer can command as much as ...

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Gun vloggers vent fury as YouTube bans firearms ads & demos

Gun rights activists, bloggers and second amendment advocates are outraged at YouTube’s decision to ban from its platform videos and channels which promote or link to websites that sell firearms and firearm accessories. Google, which owns YouTube, introduced the new policy which bans the promotion of guns and upgrades such as bump stocks, as well instructional videos, following a wave ...

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