YouTube

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 will stop making most original shows

Librarians are coming for podcasts

Baby Shark is the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views

Here’s why streaming services are always duking it out over channels

Disney and YouTube TV cut a deal to bring back ESPN, FX, and other channels

YouTube TV loses ESPN, other Disney networks after failing to reach new deal

Minecraft crosses 1 trillion views on YouTube

YouTube TV warns subscribers it could lose Disney’s channels later this week

Comcast now sells Xfinity Flex users internet cable TV from YouTube

YouTube announces new year-end live event, Escape2021

Roku settles YouTube dispute and locks down apps in ‘multi-year’ deal

Roku could lose YouTube this week — so now’s a good time to download the app

YouTube reveals millions of incorrect copyright claims in six months

Ludwig’s livestream was interrupted by a copyright warning days after joining YouTube

Today I learned you can surf YouTube on old Chromecasts with a hidden phone remote

Ludwig, the streamer who broke the all-time Twitch subs record this year, is moving to YouTube Gaming

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The Cyber Monday streaming deals for Hulu, YouTube TV, and more

Roku promises to fix issues with HBO, Netflix, and more caused by 10.5 update

First ever YouTube video edited by co-founder to predict ‘decline’ of the platform

YouTube gives dislikes the thumbs-down, hides public counts

Apple’s app tracking policy reportedly cost social media platforms nearly $10 billion

TikTok and Snap want to prove they’re not Facebook

YouTube Kids’ new monetization policy could defund consumeristic videos

Google details extensive phishing campaign targeting YouTubers

Roku calls out Google over YouTube contract stalemate

YouTube says its auto livestream captions are now available for all creators

Google and YouTube will cut off ad money for climate change deniers

YouTube cancels Rewind for good after years of everyone hating it

YouTube Music will launch free background listening starting in Canada

NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels

Ah fuck: YouTube reinstates classic ‘I can’t believe you’ve done this’ meme

YouTube bans vaccine misinformation