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Reddit dragged into Russian propaganda row

Russian propagandists targeted the popular news-sharing website Reddit to influence American political debate, a US website has claimed. It had been widely presumed that Reddit, a hub for campaigning, activism and often extreme views, would be a logical target for any manipulation. It has yet to publish its own investigation into Russian activity. Now news site the Daily Beast says ...

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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a leading “revenge porn” campaigner after she was alerted to the clips. The High Court in London heard that the accused – who cannot be named for legal reasons – had accepted liability for his unlawful activity. ...

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YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

YouTube has cut some business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger who posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. Paul’s channels were removed from YouTube’s Google Preferred programme, where brands sell ads on the platform’s top 5% of content creators. YouTube also said it had put on hold original projects with the ...

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YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

YouTube has cut some business ties with Logan Paul, the hugely popular vlogger who posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. Paul’s channels were removed from YouTube’s Google Preferred programme, where brands sell ads on the platform’s top 5% of content creators. YouTube also said it had put on hold original projects with the ...

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White noise video on YouTube hit by five copyright claims

A musician who made a 10-hour long video of continuous white noise – indistinct electronic hissing – has said five copyright infringement claims have been made against him. Sebastian Tomczak, who is based in Australia, said he made the video in 2015 and uploaded it to YouTube. The claimants accusing him of infringement include publishers of white noise intended for sleep therapy. “I will ...

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Outrage over YouTuber’s dead body video

An American YouTube star has prompted a barrage of criticism after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed Logan Paul and friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. Going in to film the “haunted” forest, they come ...

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YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

The YouTube app has been removed from Amazon’s Fire TV devices four days earlier than expected, as a dispute between Amazon and Google continues. Fire TV devices now encourage people to use the YouTube website in a web browser instead. Google had warned it would remove the YouTube app from Fire TV devices on 1 January. It said the two ...

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Flaw in YouTube’s obscenity tracking tool

Part of YouTube’s system for reporting sexualised comments left on children’s videos has not been functioning correctly for more than a year, say volunteer moderators. They say there could be up to 100,000 predatory accounts leaving indecent comments on videos. A BBC Trending investigation has discovered a flaw in a tool that enables the public to report abuse. But YouTube ...

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Facebook, Google, using my inventions – Ghana’s Dr. Thomas Mensah

Ghanaian chemical engineer and innovator, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has said his innovations are being used by technology giants including Facebook, Google, Paypal among others. Dr. Mensah, while working for American company, Corning Glass Works, was able to help improve and commercialize a fiber optic technology the company had been working on for 15 years without success. Prior to the invention, ...

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YouTuber Adam Blampied apologises for ‘manipulating’ women

Adam Blampied, a prominent YouTube video blogger, has issued an apology for “manipulating” women into sending him images on social media. “To everyone I’ve hurt… I’m so sorry,” said the former What Culture employee in a statement on Wednesday. He apologised to those women he repeatedly messaged and encouraged to “send me images of themselves”. Eleven minutes after the statement ...

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