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YouTube launched in 2005 as a video sharing platform, and was acquired by Google (now Alphabet) in 2006. It has built an entire community of creators that run channels dedicated to topics like gaming, tech reviews, and beauty. It also houses news videos and entertainment such as music videos, movie trailers, and clips from late-night TV shows. YouTube’s rapid growth has not been without problems. YouTubers typically make money from ads that run in front of their videos, but if they break the platform’s rules, their channels and videos can be demonetized. Executives and moderators have worked to combat harassment, misinformation, terrorist propaganda, hate content, and other abuse. The Verge runs two YouTube channels, The Verge and Verge Science.

YouTube is ending its community captions feature and deaf creators aren’t happy about it

Lollapalooza is streaming a special four-day broadcast for free on YouTube this year

Steve Wozniak sues YouTube over ongoing bitcoin scams

YouTube creator Jeffree Star dropped by makeup retailer Morphe

YouTube is finally letting creators know exactly how they’re making money on YouTube

Ninja starts streaming on YouTube after Microsoft shuts down Mixer

MrBeast ends Finger on the App competition by telling players to stop after 70 hours

White YouTube creators struggle to address past use of racist characters

Sling TV promises not to raise prices on customers like everyone else is doing

Everything that the big social networks banned this week, ranked

YouTube suspends ads on Shane Dawson channels over old racist videos

YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech

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Jake Paul has been charged by police for allegedly participating in a ‘riot’

YouTube fights back against bias lawsuit from LGBTQ creators

Google is going to try to win TV for the umpteenth time

YouTube will donate $1 million to the Center for Policing Equity

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YouTube’s new chapters feature is rolling out on desktop and mobile

YouTube Kids is now available for Apple TV

YouTube fixes error that deleted comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party

YouTube took down Michael Moore’s film attacking renewable energy

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Joe Rogan helped create a podcast culture on YouTube, and now he’s leaving it

John Krasinski’s adorable YouTube series ‘Some Good News’ is moving to CBS All Access