German political parties paid for Instagram, Facebook likes
German companies and political parties paid for an online popularity boost. Who bought likes on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube usually remains hidden from the public, but poor programming brought the details to light.
YouTube bans 'maliciously insulting' videos
YouTube has imposed a ban on "maliciously insulting" videos on their site.
YouTube takes action on campaigns targeting Hong Kong protests
The move follows similar action by Twitter and Facebook, which said China was behind the campaigns. Google, YouTube's parent company, said VPNs and other methods were used to disguise the origin of the accounts.
Beyoncé releases new song 'Spirit' from 'Lion King' album
Queen Bey dropped the new track on Tuesday via YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Tidal. The song is part of the 'Lion King' album, 'The Gift,' which was curated by the singer.
Youtube kids site shunned by children
Loup Ventures Managing Partner, Doug Clinton and Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw, discuss YouTube Kids, an app geared for children under the age of 13. According to several YouTube staffers, most children using the YouTube Kids app switch to the main app long before reaching 13.
YouTube to Livestream Coachella performances by Childish Gambino, Pusha-T and more
For the ninth straight year, YouTube will live stream the festival's biggest performances. This will be the first time that YouTube will stream both weekends of Coachella.
YouTube staff let toxic videos run rampant
YouTube's massive “library,” generated by users with little editorial oversight, is bound to have untrue nonsense. YouTube’s problem is that it allows the nonsense to flourish. And, in some cases, through its powerful artificial intelligence system, it even provides the fuel that lets it spread.
YouTube bans comments on videos with minors
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.
YouTube updates guidelines on content that 'crosses the line'
Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw reports on YouTube's updated content guidelines.