Tag Archives: YouTube

Alex Jones Claims NZ Terror Attack Was “False Flag” (And Uses YouTube Where He Is Supposedly Banned)

Media Matters reports: Although YouTube has banned several channels associated with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars site, the outlet still maintains a secondary channel and is using it to claim that the the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques were “false flag” attacks. While YouTube banned Jones’ primary account in August 2018 and banned some related Infowars channels in …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s In Love (And We’re All Gonna Die)

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with another song parody, this time set to the tune of “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 classic musical, South Pacific. Some of you may recall Mitzi Gaynor’s take on the song in the 1958 movie version. As always, I won’t give away the clever lines, just …

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YouTube To Disable Comments On All Clips Featuring Minors After Pedophiles Force Away Major Brands

The BBC reports: YouTube says it will switch off comments on almost all videos featuring under-18s, in an attempt to “better protect children and families.” Several brands stopped advertising on YouTube after discovering that pedophiles were leaving predatory comments on videos of children. YouTube had originally disabled comments on videos that were attracting predatory and obscene comments. But it will …

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YouTube Demonetizes Anti-Vaccine Channels

Buzzfeed News reports: YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising, saying explicitly that such videos fall under its policy prohibiting the monetization of videos with “dangerous and harmful” content. The move comes after advertisers on YouTube pulled their ads from these videos, following inquiries from BuzzFeed News. “We have strict policies that …

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Brands Boycott YouTube Over Pedophile Commenters

The New York Times reports: Nestlé, Epic Games and other major brands said on Wednesday that they had stopped buying advertisements on YouTube after their ads appeared on children’s videos where pedophiles had infiltrated the comment sections. The companies acted after a YouTube user posted a video this week to point out this behavior. For the most part, the videos …

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YouTube Stops Promoting Conspiracy Theory Videos

Forbes reports: In an official blog post published January 25th about YouTube’s changes to its recommendation algorithm, the Google-owned company announced they would be cracking down on conspiracy-laden videos and other “borderline content”… by ceasing to list them in the “Up Next” sidebar. Examples listed of content no longer being recommended included 9/11 truther documentaries, flat earth conspiracy videos and …

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YouTube Bans Dangerous Pranks And Challenges

Mashable reports: YouTube has toughened its stance on dangerous pranks and challenges. While silly antics are a prevalent part of the video platform’s culture, a spate of troubling incidents from the Bird Box challenge, the fire challenge, and the Tide Pod challenge has spurred YouTube into action. YouTube has unveiled updated community guidelines for creators, with a new section on …

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YouTube’s 2018 Rewind: Adam Rippon, Drag Queens, Fortnite, K-Pop, John Oliver, And Dance Crazes [VIDEO]

Variety reports: YouTube has released its annual Rewind video highlighting 2018’s biggest viral events, trends, and more. Epic Games’ battle royale phenomenon “Fortnite” features prominently in the montage. The video begins with Will Smith wishing for a mashup of “Fortnite” and technology-focused YouTuber Marques Brownlee. Cut to a Battle Bus full of YouTube personalities (Ninja is driving, naturally). They parachute …

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Randy Rainbow: Don’t Forget To Vote, Bitch [VIDEO]

Viral YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with his own take on a “get out the vote” message, this time riffing on What Is This Feeling? from Wicked. Special appearances by Hair Furor and Sarah Huckleberry Sanders. As always, no spoilers, just watch and enjoy.

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Randy Rainbow: If You Ever Got Impeached [VIDEO]

Viral YouTube star Randy Rainbow was busy this weekend with his latest number, If You Ever Got Impeached, which is set to the tune Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg’s classic If I Only Had A Brain from The Wizard Of Oz. As always, I won’t give away any of the jokes but you’ll definitely enjoy Randy’s inventive rhymes.

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HAT TRICK: YouTube Bans Primary Alex Jones Channel

NBC News reports: YouTube has removed Alex Jones’ page, following bans earlier Monday from Apple and Facebook. The Alex Jones Channel, which counts 2.4 million subscribers, still appeared in YouTube search results by midday Monday, but presented only a take-down notice when users clicked in. “This account has been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” the notice says. YouTube counts …

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YouTube Issues Hate Speech Strike To Alex Jones

The Verge reports: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ YouTube channel received a strike on Tuesday for violating the site’s community guidelines, The Verge has learned. YouTube removed four videos from Jones’ channel, which has 2.4 million subscribers, that contained instances of hate speech and child endangerment, sources familiar with the matter said. YouTube channels are deleted if they get three strikes …

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Randy Rainbow: A Very Stable Genius [VIDEO]

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with another hilarious rip on Glorious Leader, this time set to Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic patter song, I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General, from their 1879 opera, The Pirates Of Penzance. As always I won’t give away any of the jokes, but you’ll definitely enjoy Randy’s inventive rhymes.

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YouTube Spikes “Deportation Bus” Ad As Hate Speech

ABC News reports: A Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate’s ad featuring a “Deportation Bus” has been removed from YouTube for violating its policy on hate speech. The ad was taken down Wednesday. Michael Williams, former state co-chair for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign says in the ad that his bus will send undocumented immigrants “home.” Williams is bringing the bus to what …

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YouTube Launches Opt-In “Digital Well-Being” Feature Reminding Users To “Take A Break” From Videos

Gizmodo reports: Google is well aware that YouTube is the internet’s biggest time suck, sending users down endless rabbit holes of related videos. Now, as part of the company’s apparent newfound interest in digital well-being, it’s introducing a feature that will encourage people to step away from the endless stream of videos—but only if they opt into it. The new …

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Malaysia Jails First Person Under Fake News Law

NPR reports: A Danish citizen in Malaysia has pleaded guilty to maliciously publishing fake news by posting a YouTube video critical of police, making him the first person punished under the country’s new, controversial Anti-Fake News Act. Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman, 46, is a citizen of Denmark. He posted on YouTube on April 21, after a Palestinian lecturer was shot …

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Drudge Promotes Claim That YouTube Brought Shooting On Themselves With Their “Oppressive Censorship”

At this writing the top headline on homocon Matt Drudge’s site screams “Oppressive YOUTUBE Censorship Spills Over To Violence.” Drudge’s link goes to a post on the loony tunes right wing site PJ Media: The news that a content creator who was demonetized and censored by YouTube snapped and went homicidal at the company’s headquarters points to an ugly systemic …

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Junior Launches YouTube Shooter Tweetstorm

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump Jr. was on a Twitter bender Tuesday night that went well into Wednesday morning, furiously posting and retweeting hot takes about the YouTube HQ shooting that left a suspected gunman dead and three wounded. In one tweet, Don Jr. bashed YouTube and Instagram, suggesting that the platforms only shut down mass shooters’s accounts if they are …

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YouTube Shooter Was Angry About Demonetization

The New York Daily News reports: Suspected YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam drove more than 500 miles from San Diego to reach the tech giant’s San Bruno, Calif., headquarters because “she was angry,” according to her father. Ismail Aghdam feared his daughter had a bone to pick with the video company and spent the weekend trying to reach her by phone. …

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CALIFORNIA: Female YouTube Shooting Suspect Dead, Multiple Victims Transported To Hospitals [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: NBC News confirms the suspect in the shooting is dead. It’s unknown at this time if she shot herself or was shot by someone else, such as law enforcement. Northern California’s Stanford Hospital says it has received four to five patients from a shooting at YouTube headquarters. Television images showed people leaving the building in a …

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