Tech companies drafted plans to scrub the web after a grisly video showing the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants — and implemented them this week after a second killing, a Silicon Valley insider said Wednesday.
“Baracksdubs,” the same YouTube account that has pieced together pieces of speeches and put them over music to make videos of President Barack Obama “singing” songs like MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” and LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” has outdone themselves this time.
The “game” involves teenagers recording themselves as they pour lighter fluid all over their body before lighting the flame.
Researchers and psychologists have long questioned what kind of effects violent television shows, song lyrics and video games have had on audiences throughout the years. Now, those same questions are being applied to videos featuring violent attacks and fights on sites like YouTube.
Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington’s famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.
The report comes after Turkish officials threaten to censor anti-government tweets.
A U.S. appeals court ordered YouTube on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent riots in parts of the Middle East and death threats to the actors.
Kate Hansen conspired with talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel to post hoax video of a wolf.
Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms.”
YouTube released its list of top videos of 2013 Wednesday, and it turns out a lot of us really wanted to know what the fox says.