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# YouTube

This year
Man faces 20 years in prison for deliberately crashing his plane to boost his YouTube channel
The dramatic footage shows Trevor Jacob ejecting from the plane — selfie-stick in hand — and parachuting into a forest.
Far right protesters aren't just in it for the cause - there's also money to be made
A report by
Eimer McAuley
One agitator asks his followers for support to cover travel and other expenses related to the protests.
Anti-immigration activists monetise their YouTube accounts and ask for donations, reports Eimer McAuley.
Experts say the tactics are imported from abroad but the levels of profit are small at present.
Last year
YouTube becomes latest platform to ban Andrew Tate for breaching hate speech rules
Tate has gained notoriety online for comments about women including suggesting they “bear some responsibility” if they are assaulted.
Are the social media platforms doing enough - or anything - to deal with misinformation?
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all say that they’re trying to make their platforms better. What exactly are they doing?
Factcheckers send open letter to YouTube over 'destructive' misinformation on the platform
The open letter is addressed to YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki from over 80 fact-checking organisations around the world.
All time
TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.
YouTube to remove anti-vaccine videos from its platform
YouTube has removed more than 130,000 videos since last year for violating its Covid-19 vaccine policies.
Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos
YouTube said “numerous” offending videos have now been removed.
YouTube removes Myanmar army channels as UN meets on coup crisis
YouTube said it is watching for any further content that might violate its rules.
YouTube suspends Trump’s account due to concerns about 'ongoing potential for violence'
The video sharing website said it will also disable comments on the US president’s channel “indefinitely”.
Here's this week's schedule of GAA inter-county games on TV and livestreams
The action commences with two games in Munster tonight.
Google says worldwide service outage caused by internal technical fault
Google apologised to all users affected by the outage.
Baby Shark becomes most-watched YouTube video ever
The childrens’ song dethroned Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito as the most-watched video on the platform.
Heavily armed FBI agents search home of YouTube star Jake Paul
Images aired by US media showed large firearms being retrieved from the social media influencer’s mansion.
Explainer: TikTok is on the block but why has Donald Trump given Microsoft 45 days to make a bid?
A September deadline looms for the blockbuster acquisition.
YouTube says it will remove election-related videos that are 'manipulated' to mislead voters
The move comes amid growing concern about so-called “deepfake” videos altered by using artificial intelligence.
RTÉ journalist experienced racist abuse online for over two years
Zainab Boladale said she has been dealing with much of the abuse since 2017.
How two aspiring footballers hit 10 million YouTube subscribers
Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove started out on a conventional path to football stardom, but ultimately took a different route to get there.
'Why didn't you play?' South Korean fan flies to Sweden to harangue Ronaldo
Kwak Ji-hyuk posted the 11-minute clip on his YouTube channel.
YouTube bans Gemma O'Doherty over 'hate speech' policy breaches
O’Doherty continued to post videos on a second YouTube account despite receiving a seven-day ban.
Google agrees to give details of user who posted 'defamatory' YouTube video about a garda
The Garda claims the video commentary wrongly accuses him of kicking a minor in the head.
French Muslim group sues Facebook and YouTube over New Zealand shooting video
Facebook France told AFP by e-mail that it would study the suit, adding that “acts of terror and hatred speech have no place on Facebook”.
Berlin police break up mass brawl organised by two rival YouTube stars
Berlin police said they made nine arrests after a fight broke among some 400 fans.
Adoptive mother arrested after allegedly starving and pepper spraying child YouTube stars
The Fantastic Adventures channel had more than 700,000 followers and 240 million views.
Judge orders video footage of child being taken into care be seized over social media fears
Tusla had concerns that the footage would be posted on YouTube.
Here's why you might never fall down a YouTube conspiracy theory rabbit hole again
The site is cracking down on content.
What you need to know about James Charles, the teen YouTuber whose meet-and-greet shut down a city
The 19 year-old caused traffic chaos in Birmingham this week.
With regret, I must inform you that Logan Paul is at it again
New year, new controversy.
Help, I can't stop watching videos of people buying mystery boxes filled with shite
So. Much. Shite.
10 long(ish) YouTube videos to watch if you're fed up of Christmas telly
Get comfy and waste some time on the internet.
Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads
The minister said the ASAI should have statutory powers extended to it so it can take over monitoring the standards of political ads.
YouTuber James Charles has asked followers to respect personal boundaries after a fan showed up at his house
And it caused a bit of a debate.
Help, I can't stop watching YouTube videos of people destroying makeup
Oddly satisfying.
Curious as to how much money influencers make? These women broke it down for their followers
How much is an Instagram worth, then?
A Youtuber tried to give herself henna freckles, and obviously it was a total disaster
And let that be a lesson to you.
This brutally honest Irish MUA mam should be your next must-follow
She doesn’t mince her words.
Irishman Seán McLoughlin on list of top-earning Youtube stars for 2018
The gamer – who goes by the moniker JackSepticEye – was eighth on the Forbes list.
Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says
The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.
Garda brings High Court action to have YouTube video of public order incident taken down
The garda claims commentary on the video falsely accuses him of kicking a minor in the head.
YouTuber Tana Mongeau's latest scandal proves controversy is currency in this new age of celebrity
A misjudgment or a marketing strategy?