Professor Justin Stebbing, a cancer expert at Imperial College London, debunks some of the unproven “cures” for cancer. BBC Health news: Source link"Fake cancer cures: Debunking myths found in videos on YouTube"
The video site’s algorithm promotes medical misinformation in a number of languages, the BBC finds. BBC Health news: Source link"YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos"
YouTube today is launching a new vertical called YouTube Fashion that aims to capitalize on the popular style and beauty content that attracts millions of viewers to its platform. According to Statista, beauty videos last year alone generated more than 169 billion views on YouTube, and more recently, some of fashion’s biggest names have set their sights on YouTube. Today, YouTube says the number of Fashion & Beauty channels on the site have grown more…"YouTube launches a dedicated Fashion vertical"
Apple is planning to stream its iPhone 11 event on Google’s YouTube platform on Tuesday. It will mark the first time that Apple has ever streamed one of the company’s events on YouTube, and it will greatly expand the amount of people able to view the stream. Last year Apple extended its iPhone event stream to Twitter, and the company has been gradually increasing the availability of its stream in recent years. Windows 10 users…"Apple will live stream its iPhone 11 event on YouTube for the first time"
YouTube today launched its Fashion section, a new vertical alongside the likes of Gaming and Movies, crystallizing the importance of its massive beauty community. It’s also a convenient landing portal for some of YouTube‘s most advertiser-friendly content. According to the introductory video, the section is intended to be “the ultimate destination for style content that bridges both our fabulous endemic creator community and the more traditional worlds of fashion and beauty.” Thus, as you’d expect,…"YouTube launches long-overdue Fashion section"
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube has changed its rules around community contributions after the feature was misused for a harassment campaign. Under the new rules, contributed translations won’t be published to YouTube until the channel owner has manually approved them, making it harder for trolls to sneak abusive or self-promoting translations onto a popular channel. Community translations were envisioned as a way for channels with active fanbases to crowdsource translation work. Filipino…"YouTube changes community translation system to contain trolls"
YouTube is expanding an experimental tweak to its recommendation engine that’s intended to reduce the amplification of conspiracy theories to the UK market. In January, the video-sharing platform said it was making changes in the US to limit the spread of conspiracy theory content, such as junk science and bogus claims about historical events — following sustained criticism of how its platform accelerates damaging clickbait. A YouTube spokeswoman confirmed to TechCrunch it is now in…"YouTube to reduce conspiracy theory recommendations in the UK"
The video-sharing site said it had been wrong to cut off access to the white nationalist channels. BBC News Source link"YouTube restores far-right channels after appeal"
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"
Google yesterday announced it’d banned 210 YouTube accounts “related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong” and the discovery was “consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter.” If you’re not an avid reader of social media company blogs, let me clear things up for you: Google banned 210 accounts that the People’s Republic of China was using to spread disinformation and propaganda about the protests and protesters in…"Google plays politics with China as it quietly bans state-sponsored YouTube accounts"