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May 16, 2024 at 1:32 AM

YouTuber on becoming a wartime storyteller and the importance of hope amid conflict

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with YouTuber, Anton Ptushkin, on how his life changed since the start of the war in Ukraine and his new directorial work, “Nature: Saving the Animals of Ukraine” on PBS.
May 16, 2024 at 1:32 AM
VIDEO: YouTuber on becoming a wartime storyteller and the importance of hope amid conflict
May 15, 2024 at 5:02 AM

YouTube blocks Hong Kong protest anthem after court injunction bans song in the city

YouTube has blocked access to videos of a protest song in Hong Kong to comply with a removal order, days after a court approved an injunction to ban the song in the city
May 15, 2024 at 5:02 AM
FILE - The YouTube app is displayed on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube has blocked access to videos of a protest song in Hong Kong, days after court approved an injunction banning the song in the city. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 6, 2024 at 1:05 PM

YouTube helping users skip ahead in videos

YouTube expanded an AI feature that allows users to bypass parts of the video commonly skipped by other viewers. It is only available to premium YouTube subscribers through the Android app.
May 6, 2024 at 1:05 PM
VIDEO: YouTube helping users skip ahead in videos
2 months ago

8-year-old viral social media star raises awareness for ARFID through food tastings

Hannah, an 8-year-old social media star, has been bringing audiences around the world on her journey to face her struggle with a rare disorder.
2 months ago
Hannah shares her journey to overcome Arfid on her social media accounts run by her mother Michelle.
2 months ago

Utah mom of six and popular YouTube vlogger Ruby Franke is arrested for child abuse

On August 30, 2023, Ruby Franke was arrested and was placed in an interrogation room with Santa Clara-Ivins Detective Jessica Bate. Throughout the interrogation, Ruby remained mostly silent.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Utah mom of six and popular YouTube vlogger Ruby Franke is arrested for child abuse
2 months ago

YouTube TV launches Multiview feature on iPhone and iPad

Multiview allows users to watch four channels at once. Android users will see the feature in the coming months.
2 months ago
VIDEO: YouTube TV launches Multiview feature on iPhone and iPad
2 months ago

YouTube announces AI content rules

Creators must now indicate whether their uploaded videos include altered or synthetic media that may appear real.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  New rules for AI on YouTube
3 months ago

Content creators turn social media into money

People are making a living by posting content on platforms like TikTok and YouTube. ABC News' Morgan Norwood got an inside look at what it means to be a content creator.
3 months ago
VIDEO: A career in creating content. Turning social media into money
3 months ago

Supreme Court hears major cases on free speech, laws regulating social media

The nation's highest court is weighing laws in Texas and Florida that would limit internet companies' power to moderate political content.
3 months ago
The Facebook application on a smartphone arranged in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Feb. 1, 2023.
3 months ago

YouTube mom influencer sentenced in abuse case

Ruby Franke was sentenced to four consecutive sentences of one to 15 years in prison following her guilty plea on child abuse charges.
3 months ago
VIDEO: YouTube mom influencer sentenced in abuse case
3 months ago

YouTube 'mom-fluencer' sentenced in child abuse case

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth and Channa Lloyd break down the sentencing for the Utah influencer Ruby Franke in the child abuse case.
3 months ago
VIDEO: YouTube 'mom-fluencer' sentenced in child abuse case
3 months ago

How long Ruby Franke could spend time in jail

The amount of time Franke spends in jail will be up to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
3 months ago
VIDEO: How long Ruby Franke could spend time in jail
3 months ago

YouTube influencer Ruby Franke sentenced in child abuse case

Franke was sentenced to four consecutive sentences of one to 15 years in prison.
3 months ago
VIDEO: YouTube influencer Ruby Franke sentenced in child abuse case
3 months ago

Mom influencer Ruby Franke to be sentenced Tuesday

The mother of six pleaded guilty to child abuse charges after police found one of her sons emaciated and with his hands tied with duct tape.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Mom influencer Ruby Franke to be sentenced Tuesday
4 months ago

YouTube TV expands support for its highest-quality video

The high-definition 1080p enhanced option is available on many channels to viewers with 4K-compatible streaming devices.
4 months ago
VIDEO:  YouTube TV expands support for its highest video quality
6 months ago

YouTube star sentenced to 6 months for intentionally crashing his plane

Trevor Jacob filmed himself parachuting out of his plane after crashing it on purpose to get more views. He pleaded guilty to obstruction, deliberately crashing his plane and destroying the evidence.
6 months ago
VIDEO: YouTube star sentenced to 6 months for intentionally crashing his plane
8 months ago

YouTube tops Netflix as streaming business gets more competitive

New survey says American teens are watching more videos on YouTube than streaming leader Netflix.
8 months ago
VIDEO:  YouTube tops Netflix as streaming business gets more competitive
9 months ago

Influencer mom charged with felony child abuse after son's alleged escape

Ruby Franke, a mother of six, was arrested after her 12-year-old escaped through a window and ran to a neighbor’s home pleading for food and water, authorities allege.
9 months ago
Ruby Franke is shown in this undated photo that was posted to the Moms of Truth Instagram account.
9 months ago

YouTuber Ruby Franke arrested on alleged child abuse allegations

A popular YouTube mom known for her strict parenting style is now under suspicion of child abuse.
9 months ago
VIDEO: YouTuber Ruby Franke arrested on alleged child abuse allegations
9 months ago

Watchdog groups concerned about possible violations of child privacy on YouTube

Child protection groups are demanding an investigation, saying YouTube is targeting children in its ads.
9 months ago
VIDEO:  Watchdog groups concerned about possible violations of child privacy on YouTube
1 year ago

YouTube recommends gun-related videos to kids, study says

Young viewers interested in video games were shown recommendations for videos about school shootings and guides to converting guns to automatic weapons, a study said.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  YouTube recommends gun-related videos to kids, study says
1 year ago

YouTuber pleads guilty to plane crash incident

YouTuber Trevor Jacob has pleaded guilty to obstructing a federal investigation into a 2021 plane crash that the FAA said he purposely caused.
1 year ago
VIDEO: YouTuber pleads guilty to plane crash incident
1 year ago

YouTube updates guidelines for eating disorder-related content

YouTube, the largest video-sharing platform, announced Tuesday a new policy framework for eating disorder-related content.
1 year ago
An illustration of a YouTube logo is displayed on a smartphone.
1 year ago

YouTube unveils policies to combat eating disorders

The guidelines will block videos featuring binging, purging and excessive calorie counting.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  YouTube unveils policies to combat eating disorders
1 year ago

YouTube unveils ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ pricing

The cost will range from $250 up to nearly $500 for the full season.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  YouTube unveils ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’ pricing
1 year ago

YouTube lifts restrictions on Trump's channel

The former president's channel was restricted after the Jan. 6 attack.
1 year ago
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the South Carolina Statehouse, Jan. 28, 2023, in Columbia, S.C.
1 year ago

YouTube is restoring Trump's channel after 2-year suspension

YouTube announced Friday it will restore former President Donald Trump's channel.
1 year ago
YouTube announced Friday it will restore former President Donald Trump's channel.
1 year ago

Price increase for YouTube TV

The company is increasing its subscription fee to $73 per month.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Price increase for YouTube TV
1 year ago

YouTube Music adds podcast feature

Podcasts will be added to YouTube’s streaming music service in an attempt to compete with Spotify.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  YouTube Music adds podcast feature
1 year ago

YouTube expanding TV reach

Plus, Twitter suspends bots, and NOVA creates audio earrings with real pearls.
1 year ago
VIDEO: YouTube expanding TV reach
1 year ago

YouTube addresses abuse by users

The site is sending notifications to users whose abusive comments have been removed for violating YouTube’s rules.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  YouTube addresses abuse by users
2 years ago

YouTube to allow health professionals to apply for verified labels

Licensed health care officials can be certified to fight misinformation and make accurate health data more accessible.
2 years ago
VIDEO: YouTube to allow health professionals to apply for verified labels
2 years ago

YouTube launches dedicated page for podcasts

The page features popular channels that already have millions of subscribers.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  YouTube launces a dedicated page for podcasts
2 years ago

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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: YouTube TV rolls out improved sound
2 years 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 years ago
VIDEO: FAA revokes YouTuber’s pilot’s license after ‘purposely’ crashing plane
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  YouTube vlogger's quest to visit every country in the world, and he has 1 to go
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: YouTube to remove content with vaccine misinformation
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: YouTube cracking down on misleading vaccine videos
3 years 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.
3 years ago
The logo of Russia's state communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, is reflected in a laptop screen, Feb. 12, 2019.
3 years ago

YouTube revamps advertisements

The platform no longer accepts ads related to alcohol, gambling, politics or prescription drugs.
3 years ago
VIDEO:  YouTube revamps its advertisements
3 years ago

New BTS single 'Butter' sets record on YouTube

"Their new single shows BTS’s enhanced star quality."
3 years ago
Members of K-pop boy band BTS pose for photographs promoting their new single 'Butter' in Seoul, May 21, 2021.
3 years ago

YouTube announces inaugural 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.
3 years ago
Gwyneth Paltrow attends an event in Paris in 2020, Pharrell Williams appears in Los Angeles in 2018 and Selena Gomez attends the Hollywood Beauty Awards in Los Angeles in 2020.
3 years ago

YouTube tests change to its video rating system

The company will hide dislike counts from public view to help prevent targeted harassment campaigns
3 years ago
VIDEO: YouTube tests change to its video rating system
3 years 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.
3 years ago
In this file photo, the Youtube logo is seen displayed on a phone screen.
3 years ago

YouTube announces new parental controls

The new "supervised experiences" feature allows parents to give expanded access to older children.
3 years ago
VIDEO: YouTube announces new parental controls
3 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.
3 years ago
Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer, talks to "Nightline" about launching his YouTube career and the work he does to inspire kids now.
4 years ago

YouTube cracks down on QAnon

Plus, Twitter outage, and iPhone 12 preorders.
4 years ago
VIDEO: YouTube cracks down on QAnon
4 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.
4 years ago
A French YouTuber who goes by Leo Urban was spotted free-climbing up the facade of the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel in Spain.
4 years ago

YouTube TV raises subscription price

Google says the price increase reflects the rising cost of content.
4 years ago
VIDEO:  YouTube TV raises subscription price
4 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.
4 years ago
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, Lady Gaga, the members of BTS, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.