At Comedy Shows in Lviv, Crowds Look for Humor Amid a Deadly War

At the Cultural Defense shows in Lviv, comedians and audiences look for humor amid a deadly conflict. Don’t mind the air raid alarms.

#comedy-and-humor, #cult-comedy-hall, #european-union, #lviv-ukraine, #maksym-kravets, #oleksandr-dmytrovych, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #theater, #vadym-dziunko, #youtube-com

In France, YouTubers Deliver Political News to Young Audiences

YouTubers in the country are finding success by delivering political content to an audience that tends to shun traditional media.

#france, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #youth, #youtube-com

Racist and Violent Ideas Jump From Web’s Fringes to Mainstream Sites

Despite some efforts by the largest tech companies to limit the spread of hateful content, it often remains only a click or two away.

#anti-semitism, #buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #discord-inc, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #mass-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Supreme Court Blocks Texas Law Regulating Social Media Platforms

The law, prompted by conservative complaints about censorship, prohibits big technology companies like Facebook and Twitter from removing posts based on the views they express.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #paxton-ken, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com

Elephants in Mourning Spotted on YouTube by Scientists

It is difficult to catch Asian elephants responding to deaths of herd members in the wild, but online videos helped researchers observe the behavior.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #crowdsourcing-internet, #elephants, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #india, #research, #royal-society-open-science-journal, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-science, #youtube-com

Madison Avenue’s Biggest Event Returns, to a Whole New World

In the three years since the television industry’s biggest companies pitched their shows to advertisers in person at the so-called upfronts, the entertainment industry has been flipped on its head.

#advertising-and-marketing, #media, #nbcuniversal, #paramount-global, #television, #upfronts-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walt-disney-company, #warner-bros-discovery, #youtube-com

In the Philippines, a Flourishing Ecosystem for Political Lies

Supporters of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. are using live video to spread misinformation on social media. Voters have become inured to the situation, researchers fear.

#duterte-sara, #facebook-inc, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #robredo-leni, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

E.U. Takes Aim at Social Media’s Harms With Landmark New Law

The Digital Services Act would force Meta, Google and others to combat misinformation and restrict certain online ads. How European officials will wield it remains to be seen.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #youtube-com

Obama Calls for More Oversight of Social Media in Speech at Stanford

Tech companies’ power has “turbocharged” political division and requires government scrutiny, the former president said in a speech at Stanford University.

#alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #google-inc, #obama-barack, #palo-alto-calif, #politics-and-government, #project-democracy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #speeches-and-statements, #stanford-university, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

The YouTube Rabbit Hole Is Nuanced

It’s unlikely that you’ll be watching kitten videos one day and believing in QAnon the next.

#computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #research, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

2 YouTubers Barred From U.S.C. After ‘Disruptive’ Pranks

A lawsuit filed by the University of Southern California says the two men, who are not students, caused “terror and disruption” with what seemed like classroom takeovers.

#bai-yuguo, #colleges-and-universities, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #kanevsky-ernest, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-southern-california, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Why It’s so Satisfying to Watch a World Built From the Ground Up

In the fantasy depicted by the Primitive Technology YouTube channel, it is possible to bring a task to completion without interruption.

#tools, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

How Republicans Failed the Unvaccinated

Why more enthusiasm and more advertisement might have saved more lives.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #florida, #great-britain, #lancet-the-journal, #shutdowns-institutional, #sweden, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youtube-com

Rumble, the Right’s Go-To Video Site, Has Much Bigger Ambitions

The company, supported by Donald Trump, Peter Thiel and other prominent conservatives, wants to help build a “new internet” independent from Silicon Valley’s titans.

#computers-and-the-internet, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumble-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Russia, Blocked From the Global Internet, Plunges Into Digital Isolation

Russian authorities and multinational companies have erected a digital barricade between the country and the West, erasing the last remnants of independent information online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #netflix-inc, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #search-engines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youtube-com

Tech Offers a Silver Lining in Ukraine

Big Tech has shown it can make meaningful choices about who can use its platforms.

#facebook-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #west-kanye, #y-combinator, #youtube-com, #zelensky-volodymyr

Tech Companies Help Defend Ukraine Against Cyberattacks

After years of talks about the need for public-private partnerships to combat cyberattacks, the war in Ukraine is stress-testing the system.

#belarus, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #national-security-agency, #neuberger-anne, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #twitter, #ukraine, #united-states-cyber-command, #youtube-com

Ukraine War Tests the Power of Tech Giants

Google, Meta, Twitter, Telegram and others are levers in the conflict, caught between demands from Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #durov-pavel-valeryevich-1984, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #twitter, #ukraine, #youtube-com

Amelia Dimoldenberg Is in Search of Love on ‘Chicken Shop Date’

Amelia Dimoldenberg, a comedian and YouTube host, has amassed a Gen Z following, mixing poultry and romance on her show “Chicken Shop Date.”

#actors-and-actresses, #celebrities, #central-saint-martins-college-of-art-and-design, #dates-fruit, #essex-england, #great-britain, #london-england, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #television, #youtube-com

Julian Shapiro-Barnum interviews kids for his social media sensation “Recess Therapy.”

Julian Shapiro-Barnum interviews kids for his social media sensation “Recess Therapy.”

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #instagram-inc, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recess-therapy-web-original-program, #shapiro-barnum-julian, #social-media, #youtube-com

Patricia Moreno, Spiritual Fitness Leader, Dies at 57

Ms. Moreno’s intenSati program helped bring positive psychology into the exercise world.

#deaths-obituaries, #equinox-holdings-inc, #exercise, #health-clubs, #moreno-patricia-1964-2022, #youtube-com

The Sandy Hook Father Who Refused to Let Alex Jones Win

Conspiracy theories have loomed over the school shooting in which his son, Noah, died. Leonard Pozner reflects on how the truth can triumph online.

#conspiracy-theories, #facebook-inc, #infowars, #jones-alex-1974, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #social-media, #twitter, #youtube-com

YouTube Bars Right-Wing Media Personality Dan Bongino

Already suspended under the platform’s Covid-19 misinformation rules, he continued to post videos daring YouTube to ban him.

#alphabet-inc, #bongino-daniel, #google-inc, #youtube-com

Why Not Copy YouTube’s Good Idea?

Online creators make the content that entertains and informs us, and they want to share in the riches.

#computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Neil Young posts and removes a letter demanding Spotify remove his music.

“They can have Rogan or Young,” Neil Young wrote to his management team and record label in a letter that he has since removed from his website, according to Rolling Stone. “Not both.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #pop-and-rock-music, #rogan-joe, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #spotify, #twitter, #vaccination-and-immunization, #young-neil, #youtube-com

A YouTuber’s Plane Crash Draws Doubts From Aviation Experts

The video from December shows Trevor Jacob cursing in panic before leaping with a parachute out of a small plane. Some experts wonder if the crash was a publicity stunt.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #california, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #pilots, #trevor-jacob, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

How I Cut My Family’s Cable and Streaming Bill by $170

After I realized we were paying more than $400 a month, I knew I had to do something. Here’s what I learned.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #cable-television, #content-type-service, #disney-plus, #hbo-max, #hulu-com, #netflix-inc, #paramount-plus, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming, #youtube-com

Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit

The panel investigating the attack on the Capitol is demanding information from Alphabet, Meta, Reddit and Twitter.

#alphabet-inc, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reddit-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #thompson-bennie-g, #twitter, #youtube-com

How Big Sports Leagues Are Trying to Woo the Gamer Generation

Here’s what sports marketers are doing to win back a lost generation and save the future of fandom.

#baseball, #basketball, #blevins-tyler-1991, #charlotte-hornets, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #cortez-jhay-singer, #detroit-lions, #e-sports, #fans-persons, #football, #fortnite-video-game, #generation-z, #instagram-inc, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #nba-2k-video-game, #new-england-patriots, #overwatch-video-game, #roblox-video-game, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitch-interactive-inc, #twitter, #youtube-com

Ryan Kaji, the Boy King of YouTube

Ten-year-old Ryan Kaji and his family have turned videos of him playing with toys into a multimillion-dollar empire. Why do so many other kids want to watch?

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #kaji-ryan, #parenting, #toys, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Google Pledged to Remove Ads From Climate Denial Sites, but Many Still Run

Researchers found ads placed by Google on sites that falsely call global warming a hoax. The revenue those sites earn from the ads can fund further misinformation.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alphabet-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #online-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states, #youtube-com

Scuba-Diving YouTuber Finds Car Linked to Teens Missing Since 2000

A YouTuber who investigates cold cases found a missing Tennessee teenager’s car submerged in a nearby river. It is at least the fourth such discovery by amateur investigators in two months.

#computers-and-the-internet, #missing-persons, #sonar, #tennessee, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

I Can’t Give My Cat the Perfect Life. ‘TV for Cats’ Gives Her a Taste.

Ideally, Daisy and I would live in a sprawling home with outdoor space. Instead, she is content to chirp at two-dimensional birds on YouTube.

#birds, #cats, #great-performers-2021, #youtube-com

Video of Salt Bae Serving Communist Leader Gold Steak Prompts Anger in Vietnam

A celebrity chef showed the meal in a TikTok video, now removed, that angered people in Vietnam. Facebook said it was investigating why the chef’s hashtag was blocked from its site.

#censorship, #communist-party-of-vietnam, #facebook-inc, #gold, #lam-to, #marx-karl, #meat, #restaurants, #salt-bae-chef, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #vietnam, #youtube-com

How a Mistake by YouTube Shows Its Power Over Media

Novara, a London news group, fell victim to YouTube’s opaque and sometimes arbitrary enforcement of its rules.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #freedom-of-the-press, #london-england, #news-and-news-media, #novara-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Spurned by Twitter, Trump will attempt to build his own version.

The former president will attempt to build his own version of the social media giant.

#digital-world-acquisition-corp, #facebook-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #trump-mediatechnology-group, #trump-donald-j, #truth-social, #twitter, #youtube-com

Eating Disorders and Social Media Prove Difficult to Untangle

Social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram try to monitor for content related to the problem, but it is not always clear what to do about it.

#anorexia-nervosa, #computers-and-the-internet, #eating-disorders, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitch-interactive-inc, #twitter, #youth, #youtube-com

Russia Strengthens Its Internet Censorship Powers

Quietly built over two years, the Kremlin’s censorship infrastructure gives it sweeping power to block sites. Many fear a new age of digital isolation.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #roskomnadzor, #russia, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #twitter, #youtube-com

YouTube Sued Over Animal Abuse Videos, Accused of Not Enforcing Ban

An animal rights group said the site had ignored efforts to get clear violations taken down. YouTube said it had removed hundreds of thousands.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #google-inc, #lady-freethinker, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Iohan Gueorguiev, ‘Bike Wanderer’ of the Wilderness, Dies at 33

He gained a following online for his lyrical appreciation of the open road while biking through remote landscapes and braving extreme conditions.

#arctic-regions, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #deaths-obituaries, #gueorguiev-iohan-1988-2021, #youtube-com

Katty Kay Resigns From Ozy Media Following NYT Report

The announcement came a day after Ozy’s board said it had hired a law firm to investigate its “business activities.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #british-broadcasting-corp, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #kay-katty, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #ozy-media-inc, #rao-samir, #watson-carlos-1969, #youtube-com

Ozy’s Board Starts Investigation Following Times Report

The New York Times’s media columnist, Ben Smith, reported that Ozy’s chief operating officer had apparently impersonated a YouTube executive during a conference call with Goldman Sachs bankers.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boards-of-directors, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #new-york-times, #ozy-media-inc, #rao-samir, #watson-carlos-1969, #youtube-com

An Experiment to Stop Online Abuse Falls Short in Germany

Despite having one of the world’s toughest laws against online hate speech and harassment, Germany has struggled to contain toxic content ahead of its Sept. 26 election.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #elections, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #hate-speech, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #youtube-com

Jeffrey Katzenberg Talks About His Billion-Dollar Flop

The Hollywood mogul talks about what went wrong at Quibi and why he’s still doubling down on tech.

#audio-neutral-informative, #california, #dreamworks-animation-skg-inc, #elections-california-gubernatorial-recall-2021, #hollywood-calif, #katzenberg-jeffrey, #quibi-holdings-llc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company, #youtube-com

A Homegrown Boxing Startup Meets Its Match: State Regulators

A pair of young men used an idea, social media and a pandemic to create a thriving underground fight club. Then the authorities got wind of it.

#boxing, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #instagram-inc, #los-angeles-calif, #mixed-martial-arts, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #youtube-com

How Far Can You Go to Resist Being the Subject of a Viral Video?

One boy’s violent act of retribution raises uncomfortable questions about the world we’ve made for children.

#instagram-inc, #privacy, #smartphones, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Dhar Mann, YouTube’s Moral Philosopher

Dhar Mann has built an online video empire on contemporary fables.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethics-personal, #mann-dhar, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Taliban Ramp Up on Social Media, Defying Bans by the Platforms

More than 100 new official or pro-Taliban accounts and pages have surfaced on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, despite a ban on the group by the sites.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #censorship, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media, #taliban, #twitter, #youtube-com

‘Sermongate’ Prompts a Quandary: Should Pastors Borrow Words From One Another?

The new leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has delivered sermons containing passages from those of his predecessor, causing a furor.

#christians-and-christianity, #computers-and-the-internet, #greear-j-d, #litton-ed-pastor, #ministers-protestant, #plagiarism, #southern-baptist-convention, #youtube-com