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June 8, 2022, 3:06 PM

YouTube TV rolls out improved sound

The immersive 5.1 audio support is automatically available for users with compatible hardware on Google TV, Android TV and Roku streaming devices.
June 8, 2022, 3:06 PM
YouTube TV rolls out improved sound
2 months ago

FAA revokes YouTuber’s pilot’s license after ‘purposely’ crashing plane

The Federal Aviation Administration stripped Trevor Jacobs of his license after an investigation determined he intentionally caused a plane to crash in November 2021.
2 months ago
FAA revokes YouTuber’s pilot’s license after ‘purposely’ crashing plane
8 months ago

YouTube vlogger's quest to visit every country in the world, and he has 1 to go

Drew Binsky has, quite literally, seen the world, visiting 196 of 197 countries so far, including war-torn nations and remote islands. He hopes documenting his travels show how people are connected.
8 months ago
YouTube vlogger's quest to visit every country in the world, and he has 1 to go
9 months ago

YouTube to remove content with vaccine misinformation

Plus, Google Lens can help shoppers find products through pictures, and scientists predict what ancient Egyptians looked like through phenotyping with mummy DNA.
9 months ago
YouTube to remove content with vaccine misinformation
9 months ago

YouTube cracking down on misleading vaccine videos

The platform, which already bans misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, has expanded its policy to include false information about vaccines in general.
9 months ago
YouTube cracking down on misleading vaccine videos
9 months ago

Fighting wave of misinfo, YouTube bans false vaccine claims

Theories scientists have discredited for decades are enduring on the internet.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Russia threatens to block YouTube as confrontation with Google escalates

Russia threatened to block YouTube in retaliation for deleting two channels belonging to a Kremlin-funded broadcaster for allegedly publishing misinformation on COVID.
9 months ago
Russia threatens to block YouTube as confrontation with Google escalates
1 year ago

YouTube revamps advertisements

The platform no longer accepts ads related to alcohol, gambling, politics or prescription drugs.
1 year ago
YouTube revamps advertisements
1 year ago

New BTS single 'Butter' sets record on YouTube

"Their new single shows BTS’s enhanced star quality."
1 year ago
New BTS single 'Butter' sets record on YouTube
1 year ago

YouTube announces Beauty Festival featuring Selena Gomez and more

YouTube has announced its first-ever 'Beauty Festival' featuring Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Graham and many more.
1 year ago
YouTube announces inaugural Beauty Festival featuring Selena Gomez and more
1 year ago

Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a 'wasteland of vapid' content

A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids
1 year ago
1 year ago

YouTube tests change to its video rating system

The company will hide dislike counts from public view to help prevent targeted harassment campaigns
1 year ago
YouTube tests change to its video rating system
1 year ago

YouTube removes Myanmar military channels as violence intensifies

YouTube said Friday that it has removed videos and channels associated with Myanmar's military after an apparent coup last month has erupted in deadly violence.
1 year ago
YouTube removes Myanmar military channels as violence intensifies
1 year ago

YouTube announces new parental controls

The new "supervised experiences" feature allows parents to give expanded access to older children.
1 year ago
YouTube announces new parental controls
2 years ago

Inside YouTuber Mark Rober’s workshop, rocket-powered golf clubs and a giant Nerf gun

Rober spent nine years at NASA's jet propulsion lab before leaving for YouTube.
2 years ago
Inside YouTuber Mark Rober’s workshop, rocket-powered golf clubs and a giant Nerf gun
2 years ago

YouTube cracks down on QAnon

Plus, Twitter outage, and iPhone 12 preorders.
2 years ago
YouTube cracks down on QAnon
2 years ago

French YouTuber free-climbs hotel in Barcelona

A French YouTuber who goes by Leo Urban was spotted free-climbing up the facade of the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel in Spain.
2 years ago
French YouTuber free-climbs hotel in Barcelona
2 years ago

YouTube TV raises subscription price

Google says the price increase reflects the rising cost of content.
2 years ago
YouTube TV raises subscription price
2 years ago

YouTube one-ups Facebook’s virtual graduation with stream featuring the Obamas

YouTube is honoring 2020 graduates who can’t physically walk across the stage to get their diploma with a virtual commencement ceremony featuring famous faces like Barack and Michelle Obama.
2 years ago
YouTube one-ups Facebook’s virtual graduation with stream featuring the Obamas
2 years ago

YouTube adds fact-checking notices to crack down on misinformation

YouTube is bringing fact-checking panels to the United States as part of its efforts to crack down on misinformation, especially in regard to the coronavirus.
2 years ago
YouTube adds fact-checking notices to crack down on misinformation
2 years ago

YouTube takes on TikTok

Plus, smartrings could be used to help diagnose COVID-19, and a new Harry Potter website launches.
2 years ago
YouTube takes on TikTok
2 years ago

YouTube’s advertising revenue exceeds $15 billion

YouTube reveals their figures from ad revenue for the first time.
2 years ago
YouTube’s advertising revenue exceeds $15 billion
2 years ago

Moroccan YouTuber sentenced to prison, journalist detained

Moroccan authorities have sentenced a Youtuber to prison and detained a journalist-activist over a tweet
2 years ago
YouTuber sentenced to prison, journalist detained
3 years ago

South Korean beauty YouTuber shares cancer diagnosis

Dawn Lee was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, 10 months ago.
3 years ago
South Korean beauty YouTuber shares cancer diagnosis
3 years ago

YouTube star Emma Chamberlain speaks openly about stress of social media

“It can put people through hell,” Chamberlain tells “Nightline” about overcoming the stresses of social media.
3 years ago
YouTube star Emma Chamberlain speaks openly about stress of social media
3 years ago

YouTube bans racist, sexist insults

The crackdown comes after YouTube has courted controversy for its handling of harassment allegations on its platform in the past.
3 years ago
YouTube bans racist, sexist insults
3 years ago

YouTube will no longer allow videos to spew insults based on race, gender or sexual orientation

YouTube announced it is will no longer allow content that that insults someone based on race, gender or sexual orientation.
3 years ago
YouTube will no longer allow insults based on race, gender or sexual orientation
3 years ago

YouTube star in Arizona arrested for allegedly abusing 7 adopted children

A YouTube star is accused of physically abusing her seven adopted children, who told authorities they were pepper sprayed, beaten and deprived of food and water.
3 years ago
YouTube star arrested for allegedly abusing 7 adopted children
3 years ago

YouTube forced to pay up

Plus, automakers’ new warning systems to prevent hot car deaths, and Samsung's foldable phone is finally available.
3 years ago
YouTube forced to pay up
3 years ago

YouTube may stop ads targeting children

Plus, Gmail is introducing new spell checking features, and wireless headphones that look like earmuffs have hit the market.
3 years ago
YouTube may stop ads targeting children
3 years ago

YouTube criticized for not doing more to stop LGBTQ harassment

Axios chief technology correspondent Ina Fried discusses asking YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki about the controversy.
3 years ago
YouTube criticized for not doing more to stop LGBTQ harassment
3 years ago

YouTube updates hate speech policy

The video platform sets guidelines banning white supremacy and neo-Nazism.
3 years ago
YouTube updates hate speech policy
3 years ago

Gay Latino journalist reports far-right YouTube personality for harassment, the company sends mixed signals

A gay Latino journalist publicly reported years of harassment to YouTube on this week, setting off yet another round of criticism for how the video sharing platform polic
3 years ago
YouTube sends mixed signals after gay Latino journalist reports harassment
3 years ago

YouTube cracks down on hate speech

Plus, Amazon unveils its new delivery drone, and Apple fans outraged over price of monitor stand.
3 years ago
YouTube cracks down on hate speech
3 years ago

YouTube updates hate speech guidelines to prohibit videos

YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content
3 years ago
3 years ago

YouTuber in Spain banned for 5 years after tasteless prank

Khangua Ren gave a homeless and an Oreo filled with toothpaste in a video.
3 years ago
YouTuber in Spain banned for 5 years after tasteless prank
3 years ago

YouTubers James Charles and Tati Westbrook feud: What to know and what's at stake

YouTube vlogger and Halo Beauty founder Tati Westbrook posted a video dismissing famed beauty influencer James Charles. Here's everything we know so far.
3 years ago
YouTubers James Charles and Tati Westbrook feud: What to know and what's at stake
3 years ago

YouTube beauty influencer loses millions of followers

James Charles, 19, was publicly criticized in a viral video by beauty vlogger Tati Westbrook, a mentor who helped launch his career.
3 years ago
YouTube beauty influencer loses millions of followers
3 years ago

YouTube TV raises prices, adds more channels

YouTube's live TV streaming service will now cost subscribers $50 per month.
3 years ago
YouTube TV raises prices, adds more channels
3 years ago

Popular YouTube mom arrested

A woman in Maricopa, Arizona, who runs the YouTube channel "Fantastic Adventures," has been arrested and accused of physically abusing her seven adopted children.
3 years ago
Popular YouTube mom arrested
3 years ago

YouTube to disable comments on virtually all videos with young children

YouTube said it will ban comments on virtually all videos featuring young minors amid concerns about child predators.
3 years ago
YouTube to disable comments on virtually all videos with young children
3 years ago

YouTube no longer allows comments on most videos involving children

Plus, the Tesla Model 3 is now available, and it's National Unplug Day.
3 years ago
YouTube no longer allows comments on most videos involving children
3 years ago

YouTube disables comments on most videos with kids

The company's CEO said the move follows "some deeply concerning incidents."
3 years ago
YouTube disables comments on most videos with kids
3 years ago

YouTube Kids video featuring suicide instructions removed after reports from parenting blog

A clip with a man demonstrating cutting motions is spliced into the middle of the cartoon video.
3 years ago
YouTube Kids video featuring suicide instructions removed after parents complain
3 years ago

YouTube changes its '3 strikes' community guidelines

Now the company is issuing a warning first.
3 years ago
YouTube changes its '3 strikes' community guidelines
3 years ago

YouTube star Tyler Oakley joins McDonald's 'Where You Want to Be' campaign

Oakley paired up with a current McDonald's worker to act as her mentor.
3 years ago
YouTube star Tyler Oakley joins McDonald's 'Where You Want to Be' campaign
3 years ago

The Slow Mo Guys turn videos of ordinary objects into YouTube sensations

YouTube sensation Slow Mo Guys Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy use high-end 4K cameras to create super slow motion videos.
3 years ago
The Slow Mo Guys turn videos of ordinary objects into YouTube sensations
3 years ago

YouTube bans dangerous stunt videos like 'Bird Box challenge'

The popular video-sharing site issued new guidelines that ban challenges and pranks that present an apparent risk of death and a "perceived danger of serious physical injury."
3 years ago
YouTube bans dangerous stunt videos like 'Bird Box challenge'
3 years ago

YouTube revises policy, bans dangerous prank videos

Updated policies no longer allow challenges that present a "risk of death".
3 years ago
YouTube revises policy, bans dangerous prank videos
4 years ago

YouTube goes down worldwide for about an hour

Visitors to the video site had pages load halfway, then stall before an "internal sever error" message.
4 years ago
YouTube goes down worldwide for about an hour