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YouTube copies Spotify’s ‘Daily Mixes’ with its new ‘My Mix’ feature

YouTube copies Spotify’s ‘Daily Mixes’ with its new ‘My Mix’ feature YouTube Music is taking another cue from Spotify with today’s launch of a set of personalized playlists that are essentially YouTube Music’s own take on Spotify’s “Daily Mixes.” Each of these new “My Mix” playlists will feature a different aspect of a user’s tastes […]

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Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence

Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence Former Presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed by YouTube after calling for violence against FBI director Christopher Wray and the government’s leading pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Bannon, speaking with co-host Jack […]

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YouTube removes ads from, but won’t pull, ‘Trump Won’ video following backlash

YouTube removes ads from, but won’t pull, ‘Trump Won’ video following backlash This year’s presidential election has already proven to be a considerable test of the U.S. democratic system. It’s also been doing a fine job testing the systems behind leading social networks four years after a rather disinformation-ridden election. Twitter today has proven to […]

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The RIAA is coming for the YouTube downloaders

The RIAA is coming for the YouTube downloaders In ye olden days of piracy, RIAA takedown notices were a common thing — I received a few myself. But that’s mostly fallen off as tracking pirates has gotten more difficult. But the RIAA can still issue nastygrams — to the creators of software that could potentially […]

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YouTube Premium subscribers get a new perk with launch of testing program

YouTube Premium subscribers get a new perk with launch of testing program YouTube has long allowed its users to test new features and products before they go live to a wider audience. But in a recent change, YouTube’s latest series of experiments are being limited to those who subscribe the Premium tier of YouTube’s service. […]

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A quarter of US adults now get news from YouTube, Pew Research study finds

A quarter of US adults now get news from YouTube, Pew Research study finds Around a quarter of U.S. adults, or roughly 26%, say they get news by watching YouTube videos, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, which examined the Google-owned video platform’s growing influence over news distribution in the U.S., as […]

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YouTube will add mail-in voting info box next to videos that discuss voting by mail

YouTube will add mail-in voting info box next to videos that discuss voting by mail YouTube has been relatively quiet about its strategy to battle the flow of misinformation leading into the 2020 U.S. election, but the platform has a few new measures in store. The video sharing site will begin attaching a box with […]

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YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking $3BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data

YouTube hit with UK class action style suit seeking BN+ for ‘unlawful’ use of kids’ data Another class action style lawsuit has been lodged against a tech giant in the UK alleging violations of privacy and seeking major damages. The latest representative action, filed against Google-owned YouTube, accuses the platform of routinely breaking UK and […]

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Graphic video of suicide spreads from Facebook to TikTok to YouTube as platforms fail moderation test

Graphic video of suicide spreads from Facebook to TikTok to YouTube as platforms fail moderation test A graphic video of a man committing suicide on Facebook Live has spread from there to TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and now YouTube, where it ran alongside ads and attracted thousands more views. Do what they will, these platforms can’t […]

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Google warns users in Australia free services are at risk if it’s forced to share ad revenue with “big media”

Google warns users in Australia free services are at risk if it’s forced to share ad revenue with “big media” Google has fired a lobbying pot-shot at a looming change to the law in Australia that will force it to share ad revenue with local media businesses whose content its platforms monetize — seeking to […]

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