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UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:48 a.m.

You’re not alone: Millions seek out audio and visual content for tingles

The clicking of finger nails. A breathy whisper. A woman applying makeup. Hands submerging into slime. The crunch and snap of biting into pickles. Millions of YouTube users seek out …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

High schoolers are inviting thousands of strangers to watch as they get into college – and get rejected

Reaction videos from non-celebrities, like Chae, offer a different kind of relatability. Some of the viewers are high school juniors and sophomores who are beginning the long process of applying …


Capitol Hill hearing on online hate sees it firsthand

YouTube disabled the live chat section of the streaming video about 30 minutes into the hearing because of what it called “hateful comments.”


YouTube star Lilly Singh will host a new NBC late-night show

The actress and comedian joined Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s episode of “The Tonight Show” to announce that she will officially be joining the NBC late-night family with her new series …


Andy Parker: Google and YouTube are retraumatizing my family

The vitriol directed at me and my family since my daughter’s murder has been unbearable. So I was outraged to discover that recommendation algorithms for YouTube and its parent company, …


Snowman builders aim for big money in video contest

Building a snowman isn’t always just a way to while away a long winter. For some people in Russia and Ukraine, it’s a way to possibly earn some significant money.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:01 p.m.

YouTube is changing its algorithms to stop recommending conspiracies

SAN FRANCISCO – YouTube said Friday it is retooling its recommendation algorithm that suggests new videos to users in order to prevent promoting conspiracies and false information, reflecting a growing …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Hateful, violent videos are a sliver of the content YouTube removes

YouTube removed 7.8 million videos and 1.6 million channels in the third quarter of this year, mostly for spreading spam or posting inappropriate adult content, the company said in a …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Ariana Grande in new four-part docu-series on YouTube

Ariana Grande is giving fans an all-access pass into her musical life through a new documentary series on YouTube.


YouTube takes Spokane Valley’s Caylus Cunningham to Los Angeles

Caylus Cunningham’s channel Infinite has nearly 7 million subscribers.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted – as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

YouTube daredevils filmed dangerous stunts for clicks – then died going over a waterfall

Megan Scraper was standing at the edge of the scenic but treacherous Shannon Falls when she slipped into a swift-moving current, authorities in British Columbia said. Her companions, Ryker Gamble …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Facebook losing its cool as U.S. teens pick YouTube, Snapchat

Three years ago, Facebook was the dominant social media site among U.S. teens, visited by 71 percent of people in that magic, trendsetting demographic. Not anymore.


After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far …


Child advocates ask FTC to investigate YouTube

In a complaint filed Monday, child advocates and consumer groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and impose potentially billions of dollars of penalties on Google for allegedly …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

YouTube shooter was calm in interview before attack, police say

Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Woman shoots 3, self at YouTube in possible domestic dispute

A woman opened fire with a handgun Tuesday in a courtyard at YouTube headquarters, wounding three people before fatally shooting herself in what is being investigated as a domestic dispute, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

YouTube bans firearm sales and how-to videos, prompting backlash

YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate.


YouTube suspends ads from video star Logan Paul’s channels

NEW YORK – YouTube has temporarily suspended all ads from video star Logan Paul’s channels after what it calls a pattern of behavior unsuitable for advertisers. In an emailed statement, …


Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.


YouTube suspends star over suicide video, doesn’t shut door

YouTube has suspended a star who posted video images of what appeared to be a suicide victim but said Saturday that doesn’t mean it won’t work with him in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 1:54 p.m.

YouTube star Logan Paul steps away from posting after outcry

YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from posting videos following an outcry when he uploaded images of what appeared to be the body of someone who killed themselves in …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m.

Google blocks YouTube on Amazon devices in escalating feud

Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

YouTube says more than 10,000 workers will help curb shady videos

YouTube is hiring more people to help curb videos that violate its policies.


Outside View: Russia exposed social media’s vulnerability

The very attributes that make social media sites such effective advertising platforms are also what made them susceptible to a foreign influence campaign.


Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms

Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8:31 p.m.

Oregon man shares traditional blacksmith skills on YouTube

Scott Wadsworth has been fascinated by blacksmiths since he was 12 years old, when he kept running across descriptions of them in the Western books he enjoyed.


Ralph Macchio returns to ‘Karate Kid’ roots as movie is rebooted for YouTube series

Let’s just get this out of the way first: The first “Karate Kid” movie is, undeniably, a sports movie. There’s a karate tournament at the end, complete with a huge …


Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Lawsuit challenges YouTube over lost ads in zombie videos

Google and YouTube can’t tell the difference between promoting terrorism and rekilling the undead, a new lawsuit claims.