Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A social media influencer has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for concocting a scheme to violently coerce a stranger into giving up a web domain name, the US Department of Justice announced today. The influencer, Rossi Lorathio Adams II, went by the name “Polo,” and he ran a series of accounts across Instagram and other platforms known as State Snaps while attending college at Iowa…"Instagram influencer sentenced to 14 years for violent plot to steal domain name"
Robin L Marshall/Getty Images A new YouTube policy taking effect today, December 2nd, will allow creators with a focus on gaming to upload videos that contain simulated violence without worrying about being automatically hit by age-restriction gates. The company’s new policy for gaming is already how YouTube treats other scripted entertainment formats, like television and movies. It will allow future gaming videos that include scripted or simulated violence to possibly be approved directly without an…"YouTube’s new gaming policy will allow creators to produce more violent footage"
Hong Kong police have laid siege to a central university campus which has been fortified by pro-democracy protesters after nearly six months of demonstrations in the fiercely divided city. CNN news: Source link"Violent clashes in Hong Kong as protests rage into the night"
Hong Kong is entering its fourth day of unprecedented subway closures after a weekend of destructive protests in the wake of new emergency legislation left the city reeling. CNN news: Source link"Hong Kong mask ban leads to weekend of violent and destructive protests"
At least eight people have died and more than 300 were left injured after protesters clashed with security forces in Iraq this week, a member of the Independent High Commission for Human Rights of Iraq told CNN. CNN news: Source link"8 dead and hundreds injured after violent protests in Iraq"
One protester was shot in the chest, and more than 180 people were arrested during battles with police. BBC World news: Source link"Hong Kong protest: City reels from 'one of its most violent days'"
Hong Kong police fired blue dye from a water cannon and rounds of tear gas as protesters threw petrol bombs and bricks in clashes ahead of celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. CNN news: Source link"Hong Kong protesters hit with blue water cannon after demonstrations turn violent"
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Earlier this week, YouTube quietly announced a policy change to its treatment of videos targeted toward minors and young children. The video platform says it will now remove all content that contains “violent” or “mature” themes if it is targeted toward kids, either through the title of the video, its description, or the accompanying tags. Going forward, YouTube says this type of content “will no longer be allowed…"YouTube says it will now remove ‘violent’ and ‘mature’ videos pretending to be kid-friendly"
A review into sentencing is also promised as Downing Street continues its focus on law and order. BBC Politics News: Source link"Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime"
The Home Affairs Committee says the government’s violence strategy is “completely inadequate”. BBC Politics News: Source link"MPs call for dedicated police for violent schools"