YouTube bans comments on videos with minors
03 March 2019 | 12:02 pm
YouTube said it’s banning comments on some videos featuring minors, responding to criticism and the loss of advertisers after the service was used by potential predators to exploit children.
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17 Mar 2021
This week, we're focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of France's influencers. On YouTube, TikTok, blogs and Instagram, they count their followers in the millions. However, France's "content creators" are still in the process of exploring all the potential of their virtual sway. In this show we see how brands and marketing teams are actively harnessing this grassroots power. We also see how influencers are being included in political campaigns. Finally, we check out the online trends to look out for from social media stars in the future.
31 Mar 2021
Police found the fugitive hiding in the Dominican Republic after recognizing his tattooed arms in a series of cooking videos. Authorities said "the love of Italian cuisine" made it possible for them to track him down.
9 Apr 2021
The Brave Girls were losing courage just weeks ago, on the verge of breaking up and abandoning their dreams of K-pop stardom after years of going nowhere. Then a pseudonymous YouTuber called Viditor uploaded a compilation of them performing on South Korean army bases -- and saved their careers.
30 Apr 2021
With more than 8 million views on YouTube since its launch on 21 March, Alephia 2053 offers Middle Eastern viewers a taste of homemade dystopian animation. The film tells the tale of an uprising against a dictatorship in a fictitious state.
7 May 2021
Floyd Mayweather is involved in a chaotic brawl during the build-up to next month's fight with Internet star Logan Paul as tempers boiled over at a photo-opportunity in Miami.
11 Jun 2021
He's 93 years old, but he's as fast as he ever was. After retiring from taxi driving, Ryuji Urabe gave up his driver's license, sit in the cockpit and became a YouTube sensation after his grandson started sharing online videos of grandpa racing in fancy sports cars.
24 Jun 2021
The video platform is not liable "in principle" when users upload copyrighted content. However, there are a few important caveats.
23 Aug 2021
Kasegeran is a remote town in Java that most Indonesians would struggle to find on a map. But it’s also home to an unlikely collection of emerging YouTubers, as villagers swap their traditional jobs for the big earnings of online video stars.
30 Sep 2021
YouTube will ban any videos that claim commonly used vaccines approved by health authorities are ineffective or dangerous, moving beyond COVID-19 to include content targeting vaccines such as measles and chicken pox.
1 Oct 2021
The Russian Foreign Ministry has threatened to "retaliate" after YouTube deleted Russia Today's German-language channels. YouTube said the Moscow-backed broadcaster had violated its COVID misinformation policy.
8 Oct 2021
RT's German YouTube channels have been blocked over alleged COVID-19 misinformation. What does the German government make of the move? And what do other observers think?
16 mins ago
Kenya's President William Ruto is promoting the East African nation as a green energy champion but the country has a way to go.
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