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YouTube Offers The Most Inane Excuse for Why It Can’t Moderate Its Trending Section

After a video alleging that a Parkland shooting survivor was a "crisis actor" spent a while at #1 on YouTube's hugely influential trending page, the streaming site foundered in trying to explain why actual humans couldn't help out.

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Beauty Vlogger Sailor J Offers a “Thoughts & Prayers” Makeup Tutorial Because Politicians Aren’t the Only Ones Who Can Pretend Like That Does Something

Titled 'T&P Makeup Look,' Sailor J's latest video is a lesson in how to decorate your face using the favorite tool of the 'rich, indifferent people in Congress': Thoughts & Prayers.

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According to YouTube, Logan Paul Hasn’t Violated Their Policies—so He’s Not Going Anywhere

"When someone violates our policies three times, we terminate. We terminate accounts all the time," Wojcicki explained. "He hasn't done anything that would cause those three strikes."

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Things We Saw Today: Suicide Squad 2 Is Reportedly a “Big Priority” for Warner Bros.

Asked about Suicide Squad 2, actor Joel Kinnaman said, "I know it’s a big priority at Warner Bros., but it’s an equally big priority to get it right."

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YouTube Superstars Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin Hate Everyone but Each Other

Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin met in Los Angeles over a series of open mics. A pseudo-dating scenario, several creative projects, one hit YouTube channel and more than 750,000 subscribers later, these talented and prolific creators have not only become best friends, but they have a New York Times Bestselling book on their hands in their YA novel, I Hate Everyone But You.

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Popular YouTuber Faces Outcry for “Suicide Forest” Video With Dead Body

Logan Paul, who is apparently a famous person on the Internet, caused an international uproar after posting a video filmed in Japan's so-called "Suicide Forest."

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Middle Ground: A Youtube Series Trying to Bridge The Gap

One of the most stressful things about holiday get-togethers is just how angry it can be. I know from a lot of my friends who do not live locally that they often angst about returning home because home isn't just eggnog and holiday ham, it's dealing with polarizing political viewpoints.

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6-Year-Old From “Ryan ToysReview” Made 11 Million Dollars This Year

Cries softly into my debt and ramen

Six-year-old Ryan, who is the host of a popular YouTube channel called "Ryan ToysReview," apparently made $11 million this past year, according to The Washington Post.

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How Has Comic Book Storytelling Changed Cinematic Storytelling? And Where Can It Go From Here?

YouTuber Patrick (H) Willems recently took a look at "shared universe" comic book movies and TV, such as the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) and the CW's Arrowverse, to analyze how their comic book storytelling roots have influenced their cinematic storytelling.

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This Video Essay Looks at How Nostalgia Functions in Stranger Things and It

YouTuber Lindsay Ellis has posted a new video essay that examines the function of '80s nostalgia in recent hits like Stranger Things and It.

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Fan Trailer That Mashes up Star Trek and Star Wars Is a Thing of Beauty

Space, the final frontier ... in a galaxy far, far away.

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Review: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Digital Series Perfect for Die-Hard Fans

Fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic have gotten to follow their favorite ponies into a parallel universe where they experience the world as anthropomorphized high school students. Through four films, three TV specials, music albums, animated shorts, and even a mobile app and a line of dolls, the MLP: Equestria Girls franchise shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, a new digital series is launching TODAY!

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Elizabeth Banks, WhoHaHa, and YouTube Create “Women In Comedy” Program to Give Funny Women a Bigger Platform

Are you hilarious? Are you female or non-binary? If so, then Elizabeth Banks and WhoHaHa are looking for you!

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Come Learn How the Time-Turner Robbed Harry and Hermione of Free Will

YouTuber MinutePhysics (Henry Reich) has posted an analysis of how time travel works in fiction, from movies like Back to the Future and Planet of the Apes to books like Ender's Game and Harry Potter.

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PewDiePie Is So Very Sorry That He Got Caught Yelling a Racist Epithet

The backlash—and legal actions—in response to YouTube star PewDiePie's use of racist language has prompted him to issue an apology, because he likes money and fame and would like to keep both.

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Firewatch Creator Takes a Stand Against Casual Racism After PewDiePie Streamed a Racial Slur

Because you can't stay neutral in the face of racism.

There's a big difference between supporting streamers and holding a man with an audience of millions accountable for propagating and normalizing bigoted language.

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Points Out the Pervasive Sexism That Google Memo Wrote Off

The story of a memo circulating within Google continues to unfold, with the author now filing a complaint for being fired and giving an interview to an anti-feminist, right-wing YouTuber who's said some eyebrow-raising things at a men's rights conference about how women are to blame for men's violence. You know, in case you were tempted to believe the articles going around about how the memo wasn't thinly-veiled sexism in itself.

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Aspiring YouTubers’ Stunt Ends in Tragedy and a Charge of Second-Degree Manslaughter

The story of what happened to Pedro Ruiz III and Monalisa Perez is difficult to read. The young couple, who lived in Minnesota with their 3-year-old daughter, sought Internet fame at seemingly any cost. Ruiz paid with his life—and Perez is charged with second-degree manslaughter, after she was convinced to shoot her boyfriend point-blank in the pursuit of "more viewers."

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Franchesca Ramsey Reminds The Internet That “You Don’t Always Need An Audience” For Your Arguments

In her VidCon keynote, Decoded host Franchesca Ramsey argued against making your activism into too much of a performance, because "when it comes to issues that matter in making a real, measurable difference, you don't always need an audience."

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So That’s Where All the Horrible YouTube Comments Come From

Researchers looked into the effect of 4chan's "Politically Incorrect" /pol/ board on YouTube and the wider web. It's not good.

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