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An Alien: Covenant Short Film Takes Us Back to David’s Laboratory

Word of advice: never stare directly into the opening of an alien egg.

20th Century Fox has released a new short film to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Alien: Covenant DVD release.

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LGBTQ+ Creators Sue YouTube Over Allegations of Discrimination

YouTube and its parent company Google are accused of demonetization and audience restriction.

The lawsuit alleges that YouTube deploys “unlawful content regulation, distribution, and monetization practices that stigmatize, restrict, block, demonetize, and financially harm the LGBT Plaintiffs and the greater LGBT Community.”

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YouTube Decides to Crack Down on Homophobic Speech & Hate Only After Getting Called Out by the Internet

Gotta keep capitalizing on #Pride content, after all.

Only yesterday, YouTube decided that the racist and homophobic remarks from video "personality" Steven Crowder about Vox host Carlos Maza were not against their hate speech policies. Now, due to the coverage and backlash against them from multiple publications and influencers, YouTube has just banned and is in the process of removing "all videos promoting Nazism and other discriminatory ideologies," which "is expected to result in the removal of thousands of channels across YouTube."

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Weird City Writer and Co-Creator Charlie Sanders Pairs Comedy with Sci-Fi in New YouTube Series

The anthology series was co-created by Jordan Peele.

Think Black Mirror but a lot less depressing.

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There’s A Lot Going On In This Trailer For Jordan Peele’s Weird City

The YouTube Originals series is a comedy/sci-fi anthology featuring an all-star cast.

The trailer gives us a quick glimpse of the world of Weird City, where we see the disparate living conditions of the Above the Line and the Below the Line citizens.

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The Fake Trailer for Pokémon: The Horror Movie Shows a Darker Side of Ash Ketchum

Plush onesies never looked so sinister.

Is Pokémon a harmless fantasy world of adorable critters kicking ass, or is it a dystopian version of zombie critter cock fighting? YouTube celebrity Ryan Higa has made a new fake trailer for Pokémon: The Horror Movie that argues in favor of the latter.

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YouTube Suspends Hatemonger Alex Jones and His Dumpster of Lies, Infowars

The schadenfreude is strong with this one.

Don't you love it when bad things happen to bad people? YouTube pulled four videos posted by Alex Jones' alt-right Infowars channel for violating policies against hate speech and graphic content. Anyone familiar with Infowars already knows it's a cesspool of racism, lies, and phony supplement infomercials, but this time they apparently crossed the line.

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Tom Felton and Natalia Tena Team Up for Youtube’s Origin Series

Sadly, this is not a Draco Malfoy/Nymphadora Tonks buddy comedy.

Youtube is getting into the genre game with an impressive new teaser trailer for their sci-fi drama Origin. The series stars Potterverse alums Tom Felton and Natalia Tena as part of a group of strangers who wake up to find themselves abandoned on a space ship headed for a distant land.

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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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