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SC takes notice of objectionable content on YouTube

07 July, 2020 3:42 pm 3:42 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) took notice of objectionable content on YouTube in Pakistan Wednesday and hinted at banning YouTube in the country. The apex court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion. During the proceedings, Justice Qazi Ameen said … Read More

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Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties off...

03 March, 2020 1:21 pm 1:21 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc warned that more videos and other content could be erroneously removed for policy violations, as the companies empty offices and rely on automated takedown software during the coronavirus pandemic. In a blog post, Google said that to reduce the need for people to … Read More

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YouTube vows to ban election videos ‘doctored’ to mislead voter...

02 February, 2020 11:16 am 11:16 am

WASHINGTON (AFP) – YouTube said it would remove election-related videos that are manipulated or doctored to mislead voters, as part of its efforts to stem online misinformation. The Google-owned video service said it was taking the measures as it strives to become a “more reliable source” for news and to promote a “healthy political discourse.” … Read More

Alphabet shares fall as Google misses on sales, YouTube revenue disappoints

02 February, 2020 9:57 am 9:57 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s  new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai unveiled sales figures that investors have long demanded, but shares fell 5% as Google’s advertising business and the new data about YouTube and Google Cloud broadly disappointed. Pichai had sought to counter slowing revenue growth in the company’s main advertising business by pointing to … Read More

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YouTube touts first new original programme under free strategy

05 May, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube unveiled on Thursday nine new original programmes that will be available for free this year as the streaming service shrinks an effort to attract subscribers with content exclusively behind a paywall. The unveiling at a YouTube event for advertisers and media in New York offered the first … Read More

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French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage

03 March, 2019 11:27 pm 11:27 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – French Muslims said on Monday it was suing Facebook and YouTube, accusing them of inciting violence by allowing the streaming of footage of the Christchurch massacre on their platforms. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said the companies had disseminated material that encouraged terrorism, and harmed the dignity of human … Read More

YouTube, under pressure for problem content, takes down 58 million videos i...

12 December, 2018 8:46 am 8:46 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Thursday in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content. Government officials and interest groups in the United States, Europe … Read More

Google pulls Russian opposition leader’s YouTube advert ahead of vote

09 September, 2018 9:40 am 9:40 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Google removed a YouTube advert by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after authorities complained that the videos would violate an election silence law before Sunday’s vote for regional governors, an aide to Navalny said. The series of YouTube videos featured Navalny inviting Russians to join demonstrations on Sunday, when polls suggest President … Read More

YouTube pushes memberships, merchandise as alternatives to ads

06 June, 2018 9:42 am 9:42 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – YouTube said that video uploaders with more than 100,000 followers could start paid fan clubs on the service, one of several new features aimed at helping itself and its users diversify revenue after a turbulent year. The unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google said it was investing in reducing reliance on advertisers, … Read More