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Creators

YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud, and other online platforms are changing the way people create and consume media. The Verge's Creators section covers the people using these platforms, what they're making, and how those platforms are changing (for better and worse) in response to the vloggers, influencers, podcasters, photographers, musicians, educators, designers, and more who are using them. The Verge’s Creators section also looks at the way creators are able to turn their projects into careers — from Patreons and merch sales, to ads and Kickstarters — and the ways they’re forced to adapt to changing circumstances as platforms crack down on bad actors and respond to pressure from users and advertisers. New platforms are constantly emerging, and existing ones are ever-changing — what creators have to do to succeed is always going to look different from one year to the next.

TikTok asks judge to block September 27th Trump ban

Custom iOS 14 widgets have become a TikTok flex

TikTok is cracking down on weight loss ads that promote ‘harmful’ body images

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News dump!

Houses are influencers now, and this one burned to the ground

The Instagram restoration community rallies around a tragedy

Instagram is rolling out updates to Reels, including longer video lengths

NickMercs renews his deal with FaZe Clan

Mischief managed

How MSCHF managed to dominate the internet — with fun!

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Zen and the art of bicycle fenders

There’s joy at the end of this Rain-Bow

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To fight the pandemic, a Brooklyn restaurant turned to tacos

In the hot seat

Behind Hot Ones’ ambitions to be the future of late-night TV

A new lawsuit may force YouTube to own up to the mental health consequences of content moderation

YouTube is about to age-restrict way more videos

This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation

The man behind an alleged crowdfunding scam wants you to know he isn’t a scammer

Kickstarter will let creators include bonus ‘add-on’ rewards for their campaigns

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The 10,000-person dance party streaming in your living room

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A guide to platform fees

The hidden costs behind your favorite apps, games, and more

Play

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The Twitch streamer behind Tfue’s custom $3,500 mechanical keyboard

Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making

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The links that do it all, and the scrappy startups that power them

Former YouTube content moderator sues the company after developing symptoms of PTSD

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Cynicism suggests that the TikTok deal will go through

Oracle says ByteDance will have no ownership stake in the new TikTok Global

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YouTube brings back more human moderators after AI systems over-censor

YouTube creators are turning the site into a podcast network

And they’re launching secondary channels to do so

Facebook will let people claim ownership of images and issue takedown requests

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Making it Work

How creators and businesses are trying to thrive in 2020

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How creators and businesses are trying to thrive in 2020

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The mask barons of Etsy

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Boring, mundane businesses have an exhilarating, viral life on TikTok

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COVID ruined weddings, so now people are eloping on Instagram

It’s the Vegas wedding chapel for social media

President Trump says he approves of Oracle’s bid for TikTok ‘in concept’

YouTube’s website now blocks iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode unless you pay for Premium

Procreate 5X adds new filters and a handy reference companion view

TikTok CEO asks Instagram, Facebook to help fight TikTok ban