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Gaurav Sharma: Indian YouTuber arrested for ‘flying’ dog with helium balloons

Indian police have arrested a youtuber for tying helium balloons to his pet dog “in an attempt to make it fly”. Gaurav Sharma, 32, shot a video showing his dog attached to balloons, which he then lets go off as the pet starts to fly in the air. A few seconds later, someone in the […]

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Emmanuel Macron hosts heavy metal gig at presidential palace garden after losing bet

Millions of people tuned in on Sunday to watch France’s Emmanuel Macron at a private heavy metal gig in the gardens of his Elysee presidential palace, part of a YouTube video by two comedians. Macron pledged in February to welcome McFly and Carlito, two French YouTubers followed by 6.5 million people, in the Elysee if […]

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Youtuber Jake Paul snapped driving on protected turtle beach in Puerto Rico, probe launched

YouTuber Jake Paul is being investigated after posting a video on social media apparently showing him driving around a protected beach in Puerto Rico. Driving is illegal on some of the island’s beaches, as turtles nest in the sand. The local Department of Natural and Environmental Resources said it would investigate whether the law had […]

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YouTube temporarily pauses monetization of beauty influencer James Charles

YouTube has temporarily paused the monetization of beauty influencer James Charles. The 21-year-old has been temporarily removed from their Partnership Program, YouTube said. The program allows YouTubers to monetise their content. “If we see that a creator’s on- and/or off-platform behaviour harms our users, community, employees or ecosystem, we may take action to protect the […]

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Infamous 1969 ‘Royal Family’ documentary banned for decades leaks on YouTube

An infamous 1969 documentary about the British royal family, supposedly banned by Queen Elizabeth II for decades for giving the public an overly intimate view of the royals, has been mysteriously leaked onto YouTube. The film provided an unprecedented look inside the royal households and was watched by millions when it first aired on the […]

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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Multiple social networking companies suspended accounts of Donald Trump after he posted in support of the US Capitol attackers. In a social media message to protesters Mr Trump said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets […]

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Indian YouTuber opposes Canadian actor’s $67 million defamation notice

YouTuber Rashid Siddiquee opposed the defamation notice issued against him by India-born naturalised Canadian actor Akshay Kumar in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and refused to pay INR₹ 500 crore (USD$ 67 million approx) damages sought by the star, claiming there was nothing defamatory in his videos. Rashid Siddiquee has also urged […]

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‘Baby Shark’ becomes the most-watched YouTube video

The wildly famous song “Baby Shark” became the most-watched YouTube video on Monday, with more than seven billion plays. The South Korea-produced song has gone from the realm of children’s YouTube to a global viral sensation, with a catchy and addictive melody buoyed by a hypnotically colourful video. “Baby Shark Dance”, the English-language version of […]

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YouTube pranksters create ‘world’s worst Airbnb’ and still manage to get bookings, make profit

Three YouTube pranksters create ‘world’s worst Airbnb’ and were shocked to see the number of bookings they received. Rhys Simmons, Jamie Kamaz and Hitchin are friends who together run the YouTube channel ‘Passion Squad’. They pull stunts, gags and pranks. In their latest prank, the three friends created an Airbnb listing of sorts by putting […]

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Kid influencers on YouTube are increasingly marketing junk food to viewers, study finds

Kid influencers on YouTube are marketing junk food and sugary beverages to their fellow kids, and they’re racking up billions of page views, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The study demonstrates how advertisers are seeking to take advantage of new avenues to market their wares to children. “We should […]

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YouTuber 3D prints ‘World’s Smallest iMac’

Michael Pick, a YouTuber and an engineer developed the iMac equal to the size of a drink can. It is a 3D-printed iMac consisting of a Raspberry Pi and a standard 7-inch aftermarket screen. Placed altogether, the set-up costs him less than a Lightning cable. The video was shared on his YouTube channel. The introduction […]

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Korean pop stars, BTS breaks YouTube record for most views in 24 hours

A video from the Korean pop stars BTS made history after the group’s new single “Dynamite” became the best-ever 24-hour debut of a music video on YouTube with more than 100 million views. The world’s biggest K-pop group released the highly anticipated visuals for the record on Friday. By the end of the first day, […]