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YouTube removes videos celebrating New Zealand attacks

YouTube removes videos celebrating New Zealand attacks

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter YouTube videos celebrating the New Zealand mosque shootings are easily avoiding the platform's moderation efforts, despite a general clampdown across social media platforms.Sky News identified videos made in support of the killings, including one which recreates the attack in the children's game Minecraft alongside others that splice the attacker's comments into other videos. The uploads follow the attacker calling on supporters in an extreme-right web forum to "please do your part by spreading my message, making memes and s***posting as you usually do".Speaking to Sky News after the attack, experts noted how the memes and references made in the attacker's manifesto showed how the extreme-right was using propagan...
YouTube axes comments on kids videos over paedophile fears

YouTube axes comments on kids videos over paedophile fears

Technology
By Emily Mee, news reporter YouTube will disable comments on videos featuring children, after a vlogger alleged he had found instances of paedophiles targeting videos of young girls on the site.The video-sharing platform said it had suspended comments on tens of millions of videos over the past week which "could be at risk of attracting predatory behaviour". US-based vlogger Matt Watson, who runs the channel MattsWhatItIs, claimed he had discovered a "wormhole" into a "soft-core paedophile ring".In a video posted to the platform, he said paedophiles were providing links to child pornography, sharing contact details and trading unlisted videos in the comment sections underneath videos.Many of the videos being targeted are "innocuous" and legal, showing chi...
YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer

YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer

Technology
YouTube has decided to delete singer Austin Jones's channel, after he admitted exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with underage girls.The video-sharing site was criticised after it left the singer's videos online, despite him pleading guilty to charges in court. Other social networks were quick to remove his content but YouTube had decided not to act.It has now deleted the 26-year-old musician's channel.Custody callJones was arrested in 2017 and charged with possession of indecent images of children.He had gained more than half a million subscribers on YouTube uploading cover versions of hit songs.But he was accused of exchanging sexually explicit images and videos with underage girls between 2010 and 2017. Court documents said he had conversa...
Psy's 'Daddy' video passes 400M views on YouTube

Psy's 'Daddy' video passes 400M views on YouTube

Entertainment
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- South Korean singer Psy had another video pass 400 million views on YouTube. The Korea Herald confirmed the 41-year-old K-pop star reached the milestone Thursday with his music video for "Daddy" featuring CL. "Daddy" is Psy's fourth music video to pass 400 million views on YouTube, following "Gangnam Style," "Gentleman" and "Oppa is Just My Style." He thanked fans for their support in a tweet Thursday. "#daddy #400Mviews #thankyou #THX," the singer wrote. "Daddy" appears on Psy's album Chiljib PSY-Da, which debuted in December 2015. The song's music video was the most-watched K-pop video on YouTube in 2016.[embedded content] Psy last released the album 4X2=8 in May 2017. The singer left his longtime agency, YG Entertainment, in May 2018 and is expected to launch his own m...
Black Pink's 'Whistle' video passes 300M views on YouTube

Black Pink's 'Whistle' video passes 300M views on YouTube

Entertainment
Jan. 4 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Black Pink had another music video pass 300 million views on YouTube. The K-pop group's agency, YG Entertainment, confirmed Black Pink reached the milestone Friday with its video for "Whistle," according to Yonhap News Agency. "Whistle" is Black Pink's fifth music video to pass 300 million views on YouTube. The group celebrated the achievement in a tweet on the YG Entertainment account Friday. "#BLACKPINK '(WHISTLE)' M/V HITS 300 MILLION VIEWS @YouTube," the post reads. "BLINKs worldwide, thank you so much!"#BLACKPINK '휘파람 (WHISTLE)' M/V HITS 300 MILLION VIEWS @YouTubeBLINKs worldwide, thank you so much!'휘파람 (WHISTLE)' M/V🎥 https://t.co/PyyYSdEvUN#블랙핑크 #WH...