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YouTube launched in 2005 as a video sharing platform, and was acquired by Google (now Alphabet) in 2006. It has built an entire community of creators that run channels dedicated to topics like gaming, tech reviews, and beauty. It also houses news videos and entertainment such as music videos, movie trailers, and clips from late-night TV shows. YouTube’s rapid growth has not been without problems. YouTubers typically make money from ads that run in front of their videos, but if they break the platform’s rules, their channels and videos can be demonetized. Executives and moderators have worked to combat harassment, misinformation, terrorist propaganda, hate content, and other abuse. The Verge runs two YouTube channels, The Verge and Verge Science.

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YouTube borrows three more features from Twitch

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YouTube’s TikTok competitor YouTube Shorts is rolling out globally

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Hasan Piker on the problem with YouTube debate culture

YouTube wins naming rights for 6,000-seat event venue at Hollywood Park

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YouTube took down videos by group documenting human rights abuses in China

Google’s security changes will break old Drive and YouTube links

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YouTube will bring picture-in-picture to iPhones and iPads

YouTube is banning alcohol, gambling, and politics from its ‘most prominent’ ad slot

Apple is trying to dominate watch parties, but it needs more help

YouTube’s TikTok competitor Shorts will soon let users sample audio from any YouTube video

Today I learned about the band making a giant marble-based instrument

YouTube pulled its community captions feature, so now more creators are making their own

YouTube will pay $100 million to creators using its TikTok competitor

YouTube has run the numbers to see how vloggers open their videos

Google goes nuclear against Roku by adding YouTube TV to the main YouTube app

The David After Dentist meme is now an NFT — and yes, this is real life

How to use YouTube’s gestures to make it bearable on a portrait-locked phone

The PS5 now has a YouTube TV app

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Roku removes YouTube TV from channel store as dispute with Google escalates

Congress is way behind on algorithmic misinformation

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YouTube makes it easier to save on data with new video resolution options

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