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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, […]

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Indonesian YouTuber gets almost 3 million views of himself staring at nothing for 2 hours

An Indonesian man got a brief moment of fame in July for simply looking at nothing for two hours. Featuring nothing else but himself sitting on the floor, in front of his bare mattress with no background music playing at all, Indonesian YouTuber Muhammad Didit managed to garner nearly three million views on a video of […]

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FBI swat team raid YouTube star Jake Paul, seize guns

The FBI conducted a raid at the home of  YouTube star Jake Paul. An FBI spokeswoman said an armed swat team carried out the raid, which took place while Paul was not at home. The reason for the raid still remains tight lipped. Officers were seen collecting guns from the property. Paul is facing charges […]

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24-year-old YouTube influencer dies along with unborn son

Social media star Nicole Thea has died along with her unborn son, her Instagram page has announced. A statement from her mum said the 24-year-old, who was eight months pregnant, had named her child Reign with her partner Boga. No cause of death was revealed in the post. The dancer and influencer, who lived in […]

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Beyoncé powerful message to Class Of 2020 Grads on Black lives, sexism

Beyoncé offered some words of wisdom during a powerful commencement speech for graduating students during YouTube Originals’ Dear Class of 2020 virtual ceremony on Sunday. Her words, especially at a time when the world is fighting a pandemic and recurring racism that once again was highlighted with George Floyd’s killing, is especially powerful and much-needed. […]

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YouTubers face backlash for giving up adopted autistic toddler

A couple who documented on a popular YouTube channel their life with an autistic toddler adopted from China are facing a backlash after they revealed he had been placed with another family. Myka Stauffer and her husband James, based in Ohio, produced videos about Huxley’s adoption and his challenges. Since 2017 the couple received sponsorship […]