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'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences

'Egregious' YouTubers to face consequences

Technology
YouTube says it is developing new policies to deal with video-makers who damage the reputation of the website.Chief executive Susan Wojcicki said "egregious" behaviour by video bloggers caused "significant harm" to the entire community of video-makers.The site has been under closer scrutiny after video blogger Logan Paul made a video which showed a dead body in a "suicide forest". Many video-makers have been frustrated with YouTube's policies.In a bid to stop advertisements appearing next to controversial content, YouTube has been using algorithms to identify content that it judges not to be "advertiser-friendly". However, many of the platform's biggest stars have complained that their videos have been incorrectly marked as unsuitable for advertising.YouTube creators have coined the words ...
BBC women face 'veiled threats' over equal pay queries

BBC women face 'veiled threats' over equal pay queries

Entertainment
Women at the BBC have told MPs they faced "veiled threats" while trying to raise the subject of equal pay.More than 150 women have put forward written evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, ahead of a hearing on Wednesday.Auditors PwC have separately reviewed the pay and diversity of presenters, correspondents and on-air talent.The BBC's media editor Amol Rajan says the corporation is proposing a pay cap of £320,000 for its news presenters.The change, following an outcry about the size of the salaries of the BBC's highest paid stars, will only affect a handful of people but forms part of a wider restructuring of pay of on-air staff. Tuesday's announcement about on-air pay and Wednesday's committee session take place against the backdrop of a long-running debate about
Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas

Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas

Technology
When Nienke Bastiaans fell in love with and bought a 17th-century thatched house in a rural Dutch village, there was one person who warned about possible earthquakes due to gas extraction. "Nobody listened to him," she said. Now, 20 years later, thousands of homes in the northeastern Groningen province are facing reinforcement or even demolition because of hundreds of small tremors caused by decades of gas extraction. The scope of the problem is forcing the Dutch government to confront the prospect of a future without locally produced gas and lucrative gas tax revenue years earlier than previously expected. Bastiaans and her husband Tom Robinson just had the entire front wall of their home reinforced — paid for by the gas extraction company — and two chimneys replaced because of fears tha
My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

Health
The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition. "They're going to have to make a choice," said John T. Adams, president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. "They can have their guns or their marijuana, but not both." That's the official line, but the reality of how the policy might be enforced in Pennsylvania and other states is a little muddier. That
Somali refugees who fled drought, extremism face ration cuts

Somali refugees who fled drought, extremism face ration cuts

World
Some walked for days to escape the threat of Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group and the desperation of drought. But the problems for more than 200,000 Somali refugees are far from over. Now huddled in five sprawling camps in Ethiopia, the refugees face ration cuts in the coming months unless more international support arrives. Their plight is often overlooked in a region where hunger and conflict in Somalia and South Sudan put millions at risk. "The projection we have is that our already reduced aid handout for these Somali refugees is sustainable only up to March 2018," Edward Moyo with the World Food Program told The Associated Press during a visit to one of the camps. "How are we going to explain to a pregnant mother who has a number of other children that we are going to cut h...