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Grant Thompson
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July 31, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Grant Thompson, who as the "King of Random" racked up billions of video views on YouTube, has died, his family posted on his official social media accounts. He was 38. A posting on his verified Instagram account Tuesday stated: "It is with great sadness to...
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June 05, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube updated its hate speech policies Wednesday to prohibit videos with white supremacy and neo-Nazi viewpoints. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find and promote such videos, but it's now removing them outright. YouTube will also...
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Temple of Divine Providence, a major church in Warsaw, Poland.
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May 13, 2019 - 11:51 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new documentary revealing new cases of pedophilia by priests has deeply shaken Poland, one of Europe's most Roman Catholic societies, eliciting an apology from the church hierarchy and prompting one priest to leave the clergy. "Just Tell No One," a film paid for through...
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Austin Jones
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May 04, 2019 - 1:14 pm
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- YouTube singer Austin Jones has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for asking underage girls to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves to prove that they're fans. Jones, 26, crooned a capella covers of popular songs and performed on tour nationwide...
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The roof of Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire.
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April 15, 2019 - 3:35 pm
(CNN) — A YouTube feature designed to combat misinformation offered some of its own during a major news event Monday: It linked the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral to the September 11 terrorist attacks. The company blamed the mixup on its algorithms. A label with a paragraph pulled from the...
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The home of Machelle Hobson in Maricopa, Ariz.
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March 20, 2019 - 8:18 pm
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday. Machelle Hobson's children had...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore.
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February 28, 2019 - 7:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children. The change comes as YouTube...
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Most parents feel pretty safe letting their children watch YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of the video platform. But disturbing videos recently found by some moms show the social media site may not be safe for kids at all.
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February 25, 2019 - 10:50 pm
By Doug Criss, CNN (CNN) -- Most parents feel pretty safe letting their children watch YouTube Kids, the child-friendly version of the video platform. But disturbing videos recently found by some moms show the social media site may not be safe for kids at all. A Florida mother said she has found...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore.
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February 21, 2019 - 8:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous...
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January 25, 2019 - 8:51 pm
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — If you believe the world is flat, don't count on YouTube recommending videos supporting your theory. That's because YouTube is promising to stop promoting so many sensationalistic clips that revolve around scientifically proven falsehoods and other suspect information, such...
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