YouTube Reports Outage; Estimated 250,000 Users Nationwide AffectedAn outage was affecting YouTube and YouTubeTV Wednesday, and the streaming video giant said it was working on a fix.
YouTube Cracks Down On QAnon, Following Moves by Facebook, TwitterYouTube took steps to limit QAnon and other baseless conspiracy theories that can lead to real-world violence, the website announced Thursday.
Steve Wozniak Lawsuit Accuses YouTube Of Ignoring Cryptocurrency Scam While Collecting Ad RevenueFor months before a scam co-opting the accounts of several famous people on Twitter was revealed and quickly quashed last week, a similar scheme was being perpetrated on YouTube using images of Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, Tesla founder Elon Musk and others, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
'Yosemitebear,' Whose Joy Beholding Double Rainbow Became A Viral Video, Dies At 57Paul L. Vasquez, the burly mountain man whose psychedelic reaction upon seeing a double rainbow propelled him to Internet stardom and turned him into a folk hero, has died in Central California. He was 57.
The 1st YouTube Video Was Uploaded 15 Years Ago TodayThe first ever YouTube video was uploaded on April 23, 2005 -- exactly 15 years ago.
San Jose Eating Champ Joey Chestnut To Face Local Rival In Quarantine ChallengeMajor league sports of a different variety return to the airwaves Friday with an eating tournament boasting San Jose's competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut, according to Major League Eating.
YouTube Tries To Limit Spread Of False Claims Linking Coronavirus To 5G NetworksYouTube and other social media platforms are taking steps to limit the spread of conspiracy theories falsely connecting 5G networks and the coronavirus pandemic.
YouTube Reducing Video Quality Worldwide To Ease Internet Strain During Coronavirus PandemicVideos on YouTube will now default to standard definition for all users worldwide.
Appeals Court Rejects Conservative Group's Free-Speech Lawsuit Against YouTubeA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday rejected a free-speech lawsuit filed against YouTube and Google by a conservative nonprofit group.
YouTube Advertising A $15B Business, Google Parent Discloses For First TimeAlphabet for the first time disclosed the size of various business units within Google, including YouTube advertising.
YouTube Cracks Down On Racist, Sexist And Similar InsultsYouTube is taking another step to curb hateful and violent speech on its site.
Democrats Blast Google's New Rules For Political AdsThe three major Democratic committees blasted Google on Friday for an ad policy that will allow politicians to run false ads across its platforms.
Google Rolls Out Updated Privacy Tools For YouTube, MapsGoogle is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings.
Tech Giants Revamp Organization To Fight Online ExtremismSome of Silicon Valley's biggest companies announced Monday that they're revamping an organization they established to fight online extremism in order to allow it to work more extensively with outside parties.
Tech Execs To Congress: We're Acting Faster On Extremist ContentExecutives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms.