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YouTube found to push content about guns to children watching games videos
Video site recommended videos related to weapons, shooting and murderers to accounts for boys aged nine and 14, report says

Alex Hern UK technology editor

17, May, 2023 @3:30 PM

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YouTuber accused of deliberately crashing plane for views pleads guilty
Trevor Jacob, 29, faces up to 20 years in prison after purposely destroying wreckage of small plane that he crashed in 2021

Abené Clayton in Los Angeles

11, May, 2023 @8:29 PM

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Piano fever sweeps UK as online lessons and street instruments fuel take-up
Outdoor pianos, celebrity names and free tuition videos combine to get Britons tickling the ivories once more

Miranda Bryant

30, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Sanctions cost us vital income, says Russian opposition channel TV Rain
Co-founder says it is ‘near impossible to operate’ without YouTube ad income from viewers in Russia

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

20, Apr, 2023 @12:58 PM

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TechScape: How Substack, YouTube, Jack Dorsey and more plan to pick Twitter’s bones
Six months after Elon Musk took over the social network, traffic is dropping – can the spinoffs and copycats take advantage?

Alex Hern

18, Apr, 2023 @10:45 AM

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Brittany Higgins’ and Grace Tame’s full press club address removed after defamation claim against ABC
The video, which has been removed from the ABC’s YouTube channel, had 127,000 views by the time Bruce Lehrmann’s claim was filed

Christopher Knaus

13, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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KSI apologises for using racial slur in YouTube video
Influencer says he is removing himself from social media for a spell after using slur in word game

Kevin Rawlinson

03, Apr, 2023 @11:11 AM

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YouTube reinstates Trump’s account after suspension over US Capitol attack
Ex-president also makes return to Facebook with video clip focused on 2024 campaign

Martin Pengelly in New York

17, Mar, 2023 @9:42 PM

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Biden calls for penalties for bank executives after SVB collapse – as it happened
President calls on Congress to expand FDIC’s authority to claw back compensation – including gains from stock sales

Chris Stein in Washington

17, Mar, 2023 @8:00 PM

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The Darkness’s Justin Hawkins on his YouTuber second act: ‘I can say anything I want!’
The glam metal vocalist is used to slaying arenas but his second career, as a YouTuber breaking down famous songs, has taken on a life of its own – and annoyed Maroon 5’s lawyers

Dave Simpson

17, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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KSI, Logan Paul, Salt Papi: the influencers redefining boxing for the TikTok generation
YouTubers are going toe-to-toe with pro boxers to win millions of views, get rich and fight for the likes of a new audience

Will Coldwell

05, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Man files complaint accusing YouTube of harvesting UK children’s data
Duncan McCann’s complaint is first one alleging major tech firm has broken new code

Alex Hern UK technology editor

01, Mar, 2023 @3:14 PM

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