The video sharing website is used by some to get rich, by others for entertainment. But increasingly, YouTube is playing an important role in education around the world.
Tech giants, like Google, have moved to counter extremist content in, but are they doing too little too late,
YouTube’s algorithmic fact-check feature meant to tackle misinformation tagged live broadcasts of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with the September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda assault on the United States.
While the two countries recently came close to fighting a war, two YouTube artists came under barrage of abuse and criticism for speaking the language of co-existence.
Shawn Cotton, 28, quit his $7-an-hour job cleaning refrigerators at a big-box store six years ago to enter a new and uniquely dangerous field of news gathering in which video journalists interview street gangs and rappers in high-crime areas.
A proposed law has divided the tech world as the realities of a new economy come to dominate how people create and view content online.
Facebook has been ordered to curb its data collection practices after a ruling that it abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their knowledge or consent.
Company's controversial ad targeting "toxic masculinity" while exhorting men to be their best versions resonated with younger consumers despite criticism from some conservatives.
The social network became the most downloaded on Apple's App Store in the first half of this year according to market analysis firm Sensor Tower, beating out titans like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
The song overtook the likes of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O'Mine" after an autobiographical movie about the band's lead singer Freddie Mercury brought the 1975 hit to a new generation.
An aspiring entrepreneur Hodan Nalayeh felt Western media lacked nuance on Somalia and launched her own YouTube channel to counter oversimplified or exaggerated media coverage.
Several reports say there is evidence that in recent years the Saudi royal family has abducted dissident princes from other countries.
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