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YouTube Responds to Conspiracy-Videos Controversy With Plan to Link to Wikipedia

After weeks of YouTube facing scrutiny over the proliferation of conspiracy-theory videos on its service, CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a new strategy to combat misinformation by pointing users to Wikipedia and other third-party sites debunking them. Wojcicki outlined the plan during a session Tuesday at SXSW in an on-stage interview with Wired’s Nicholas Thompson. “Our goal is to start with ...

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Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart on Their YouTube Talk Show: Pee-wee Herman Meets Hoda & Kathie Lee

Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart, popular YouTube comedians who are real-life BFFs, have launched their new a weekday talk show — serving up very light fare, not biting political or social commentary. The duo describe the show, called “This Might Get…,” as a cross between offbeat ’80s kids program “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and the “Today” show’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee ...

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Why Logan Paul Doesn't Deserve To Be Kicked Off YouTube, According to the CEO

Susan Wojcicki’s comments were spoken during the Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, CA (via The Verge). She was responding to a question brought up by interviewer Kara Swisher, asking why YouTube hasn’t banned Paul in response to his recent issues on the video platform. Specifically, this comment is addressing two recent videos on social media: the first involving Paul’s ...

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YouTube Details New Policy for Punishing Rogue Creators, After Penalizing Logan Paul

YouTube formally adopted new penalties it will enforce against creators who post disturbing or violent videos — the same day it sent internet millionaire Logan Paul into the demonetization penalty box. The measures, outlined in blog post Friday, include potentially suspending offending creators’ participation in advertising, original productions and video recommen… Variety

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Logan Paul's YouTube Advertising Temporarily Suspended After He Tases a Dead Rat

YouTube has once again taken issue with Logan Paul.  On Friday, a spokesperson for the video sharing service told ET in a statement that they had temporarily suspended the advertising on the internet star’s channel.  “After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul’s YouTube channels,” reads the statement. “This is not a decision we made lightly, ...

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Songwriter Justin Tranter Performs Hits, Talks Female Artists at YouTube Music Night

With music-focused tech platforms increasingly recognizing songwriters as a key component of the music community, YouTube staged its first ever songwriter music night on Wednesday (Feb. 7). The event featured hitmaker Justin Tranter, who in addition to cowriting Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Julia Michaels’ “Issues” and Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” is also an advocate for LGBTQ rights… Variety

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