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YouTube is looking into the disturbing phrases its autocomplete has been surfacing when users type in ‘how to have.’ A number of users have reported phrases like ‘how to have s*x with your kids’ and ‘how to have s*x kids’ popping up as auto prompts. The videos linked to the ‘how to have’ results did […]

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YouTube is cracking down on the unsuitable videos that have been popping up on its YouTube Kids app. Content creators have been using characters from popular cartoons, such as Paw Patrol and Frozen, to post videos with alarming imagery, including graphic violence and sexual situations. According to a recent report from The New York Times, the videos are […]

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YouTube TV is coming to the big screen — in your home, that is. YouTube has announced the launch of its TV app which is currently rolling out to Android TV. The YouTube TV app will also be available in the coming weeks via Xbox One, Apple TV and Roku, as well as on Smart TVs […]

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An investigation by Google has uncovered signs that the Russian government purchased ads on Google-owned platforms to spread fake news to American citizens during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign. The probe revealed that tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads to spread false information on YouTube, Google search ads, Gmail, and Google’s DoubleClick […]

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YouTube has received a major overhaul with the launch this week of a redesigned mobile app and a brand new logo, not to mention vertical videos without black bars on the sides. The mobile app has a cleaner look with a white header that puts the content front and center. The navigation tabs, meanwhile, now reside […]

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Google is merging its Google Play Music service with YouTube Red to offer users a new way to stream their entertainment. Although the change has been rumored for months, YouTube global head of music Lyor Cohen confirmed the upcoming merger at a conference in New York this week, as reported by The Verge. The goal, Cohen said, is to “help […]

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Germany has made into law a controversial bill seeking to fine social networking firms for failure to remove hate speech or ‘fake news’ in a timely fashion from their sites. Beginning in October, companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter must remove posts containing hate speech or other illegal material such as libel, crimes and threats within 24 hours or face fines as […]

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Google has a plan to battle terrorist-related content being posted online. The tech titan has announced four steps to address a growing problem on YouTube — a problem that is also faced by many fellow social networks Facebook and Twitter. “There should be no place for terrorist content on our services,” Google general counsel Kent Walker […]

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YouTube is finally offering a sneak peek of its revamped desktop design to a select group of users from around the globe. Dubbed Material Design, the new version is being opened up in preview mode to enable the video platform firm to receive feedback and fix glitches before it is more widely released. YouTube describes Material Design as […]

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YouTube will no longer allow ads to appear alongside videos produced by channels with less than 10,000 views. The policy change seeks to punish channel owners who lift and publish content from other creators in a bid to get more views and earn more money. “Today, more creators are making a living on YouTube than […]

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Google’s recent gaffe with advertisers will cost the company big bucks, according to a note from analyst firm Nomura Instinet. Major brands have been pulling their advertising from Google’s YouTube platform in the past few weeks over concerns of being linked to extremist video content. Google’s promises to fix the problem won’t stop the tech titan from losing as […]

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AT&T and Verizon are the latest major companies — and the first in the U.S. — to pull their advertising from Google’s YouTube platform over concerns of being linked to extremist video content. AT&T has said it will remove ads from the non-search inventory on Google because it is “deeply concerned that our ads may have […]

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