YouTube videos aimed at kids are the most popular, says new study

2019-07-26 19:28

YouTube’s most popular and prolific channels racked up 14.2 billion views in one week early this year. Videos starring and aimed at kids got the biggest audiences.

Stop harassment, but don't kill YouTube in the process

2019-06-25 06:00

YouTube’s latest attempt to crack down on hate speech has produced significant collateral damage, says Karl W. Smith.

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

2019-06-06 11:48

YouTube announced it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, other far-right figures

2019-05-03 07:48

Facebook said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting violence.

YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks

2019-04-17 06:24

A YouTube fact-check feature which is meant to tackle misinformation accidentally tagged live broadcasts of a fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with details about the 9/11 terror attacks.

NBA strikes YouTube deal for dedicated African channel

2019-03-20 18:09

The National Basketball Association has signed a deal with YouTube for a dedicated African channel to boost its presence on the continent.

YouTube suspends comments on videos with minors after uproar

2019-03-01 19:25

YouTube says 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.

WATCH: This 7-year-old YouTube toy reviewer makes R302m!

2018-12-04 20:12

Who said making millions was more than child's play?

Children drowning in 'digital diet of pizza and sweets'

2018-10-17 05:45

Children are being swamped by the visual equivalent of 'pizza and sweets' in 'a digital Wild Wild West', some of the world's top kids television programme makers have warned.

WATCH: YouTube channel FamilyOFive shut down for child abuse

2018-07-20 22:23

The YouTube channel that used to upload prank videos on family members is shut down after uploading "content that endangers children."


UPDATE: YouTube clarifies its statement on sport offering: 'We apologise for any confusion caused'

2019-07-02 12:56

Sports fans will now have access to Video On Demand (VOD) streaming on YouTube.

Google's secret 'trashy video' AI cleans up YouTube homepage

2019-06-13 13:53

YouTube is littered with extreme and misleading videos, and the company has been criticised for not doing enough to limit the dreck. But one place the Google unit has managed to clean up is YouTube’s homepage.

Twitter, Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

2019-05-16 05:30

The leaders of France and New Zealand joined with the world’s biggest online platforms in pledging to help curb the internet’s role in spreading hate speech and incitement to violence.

Facebook says first-person Christchurch video foiled AI system

2019-04-24 13:23

Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the video.

NBA, YouTube unite for Sub-Saharan Africa channel

2019-03-20 19:45

The NBA and YouTube have announced the launch of a channel for sub-Saharan Africa that will broadcast live games every week.

Google launches YouTube Premium in South Africa but there's a catch

2019-03-14 11:01

Google Play Music subscribers will automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium at their current price.

WATCH: YouTube bans 'harmful or dangerous' prank videos

2019-01-16 14:03

Videos showing people biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded 'have no place on YouTube', the company says.

Netflix, Facebook, and Google will probably have a new tax to pay in SA – and that will hit consumers

2018-11-29 17:54

Regulations that will make online multinationals responsible for South African VAT are due to come into effect from April 1, 2019 – and price changes on their services seem inevitable.

Piracy, YouTube and Spotify: Here's how the world listens to music right now

2018-10-10 22:00

If you are listening to music, chances are you're on YouTube.

PIC: YouTube star Lilly Singh in SA

2018-07-19 11:36

YouTube sensation, Lilly Singh, who goes by the name Superwoman on the video sharing site and social media, is living it up in South Africa.

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