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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’s biggest kids show is about to take over streaming services

Old dogs like Nickelodeon are out; Moonbug is in

YouTube won’t ban QAnon content, but will remove videos that could promote violence

YouTube will remove videos with COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

YouTube Music is now a whole lot easier to stream on TVs

YouTube announces slate of original series ‘dedicated to amplifying Black voices’

YouTube will now let you pay to QA test new features

YouTube Music now lets free users cast uploaded music to speakers

YouTube 4K has come to Apple TV, but we’re waiting on HDR, 60fps, and iPhone/iPad playback

YouTube website’s picture-in-picture works again on iOS 14

YouTube TV is losing Fox regional sports networks

The Biden campaign wants to take back YouTube

YouTube adds links to fight mail-in voting misinformation ahead of Election Day

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

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

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

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

Mozilla wants your help to fix terrible YouTube recommendations

YouTube starts rolling out its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts

Dr Disrespect says his mysterious Twitch ban is causing him anxiety

YouTube creators are asking influencers in LA to please, stop partying

YouTube took down more videos than ever last quarter as it relied more on non-human moderators

YouTube permanently bans controversial creator LeafyIsHere

Platforms successfully stopped a COVID conspiracy video from going viral

Jake Paul says FBI raid on his home was ‘entirely related to the Arizona looting situation’

YouTube will let Steven Crowder run ads after year-long suspension for harassment

David Blaine’s next big stunt will be a live-streamed YouTube Original

YouTube prank stars Stokes Twins charged with felony after fake bank robbery video

The FBI raided Jake Paul’s home as part of an investigation into a mall ‘riot’

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