Platform News: YouTube logo

YouTube and Facebook remove ‘Plandemic’ video with ‘unsubstantiated’ COVID-19 claims

YouTube and Facebook have said that they were removing a video that made medically unsubstantiated claims relating to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Platform Industry Executive: Google CEO

Google advertising sales steady after coronavirus drop

A drop in Google ad sales steadied in April and some consumers returned to using the worlds dominant search engine for shopping in addition to finding novel coronavirus information...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube expands fact-check features to US video searches

YouTube has said it would start showing text and links from third-party fact-checkers to US-based viewers, part of efforts to curb misinformation on the site during the ongoing cor...

Platform Industry: Ripple Crypto and Blockchain and digital currencies

Ripple sues YouTube over cryptocurrency scams

Blockchain business Ripple has sued YouTube, alleging the video-sharing platform failed to protect consumers from cryptocurrency “giveaway” scams that use fake social m...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix streams some educational films on YouTube for free

Netflix Inc has announced it had made some documentary features and series, including Our Planet and Explained, available on the company’s YouTube channel free of charge, at ...

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Andrea Bocelli’s solo Easter Sunday concert scores YouTube streaming record

Andrea Bocelli’s solo Easter concert in a deserted Milan cathedral has scored a record as the most watched classical music concert on YouTube. 

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Music streaming platform JOOX sees usage spike across Southeast Asia

Lockdowns and travel restrictions prompted by the new coronavirus have been a boon to Tencent’s JOOX music streaming platform, driving a whopping 50% growth to its karaoke se...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Streaming: Netflix leads on downloads, but YouTube Kids grabs more hours

Netflix led rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+ with over 59 million installs in the first quarter of 2020, but more time was spent on YouTube’s Kids service as usage bo...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube video seeks to keep Japan’s seniors in shape during coronavirus confinement

The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japan’s senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube vi...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

YouTube, Facebook and Twitter warned on Monday that more videos and other content could be erroneously removed for policy violations, as the companies empty offices and rely on aut...

Platform News: YouTube logo

Google parent Alphabet shared YouTube revenue after a request from US securities regulator

Alphabet Inc began disclosing revenue for its YouTube video service this year after the US securities regulator asked the Google parent to give more “quantitative and qualita...


As Spain clamps down on coronavirus, archbishop celebrates YouTube mass

The tones of Madrid’s archbishop rang through an echoey and empty Almudena cathedral on Sunday evening, as he gave his first digital-only Sunday service due to coronavirus. 

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

French telecoms pledge bandwidth ‘discipline’ in possible hit to Netflix

French telecoms operators will exercise greater discipline allocating internet bandwidth from Monday as France braces for a surge in the number of people working from home, the ind...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

Facebook and YouTube scrub the Trump whistle-blowers name

US platform players Facebook and YouTube have declared that they have removed content that mentioned the potential name of the whistle-blower whose complaint sparked an impeachment...

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