The Famous Vegan YouTuber Who Was Viciously Shamed For Being Caught Eating Meat Is Now Defending Herself
Yovana Mendoza, better known as Rawvana, told BuzzFeed News her "intentions are and always have been good." She just wants to eat what she wants without judgment.
A Beauty Vlogger Is Accused Of Being A Rape Apologist. He Said He Shouldn't Be Judged For What He Did As A Teen.
"I’m turning 21 this year and I don’t want to be remembered for the things I did when I was 17," MUA YouTuber Gothfruits told BuzzFeed News.
Fans Are Pissed After A Famous Vegan YouTuber Was Allegedly Caught Eating Fish In Another Person's Vlog
Yovana "Rawvana" Mendoza's vegan fans are livid and are spamming her social media pages with fish images and emojis.
Here's Why Some People Think Shane Dawson's Engagement Announcement Is Weird Timing
The announcement came days after Shane was involved in a controversy where he was forced to deny he'd had sex with his cat.
Tech Platforms Obliterated ISIS Online. They Could Use The Same Tools On White Nationalism.
Christchurch could be the moment Silicon Valley decides to finally treat white nationalism the way it's been treating ISIS for years.
A YouTuber Who Earned Thousands From Videos Of Her Kids Performing Was Charged With Child Abuse
YouTube terminated Fantastic Adventurers, a popular channel with nearly 800,000 subscribers, after outcry over the child abuse charges.
Anti-Muslim Hate Speech Is Absolutely Relentless On Social Media Even As Platforms Crack Down On Other Extremist Groups
“Islamophobia happens to be something that made these companies lots and lots of money,” said one researcher, who added that it keeps people on the platform and available to see ads.
YouTube Shut Down The Channel SevenSuperGirls After Its Creator Was Convicted Of Child Abuse
"When we’re made aware of serious allegations of this nature we take action, which may include terminating channels upon conclusion of an investigation," YouTube said in a statement.
An Aspiring YouTuber Thought A Man Was Sending Her Money On Venmo But He Was Setting Her Up For A Really Brutal Burn
Ali Resuta said she was excited when a guy asked for her Venmo account after watching her YouTube vlogs. "I was so wrong," she said.
A YouTuber Was Arrested For Trying To Confront Google After His Account Was Taken Down. His Wife Actually Deleted It.
While driving from Maine to California, Kyle Long allegedly threatened to resort to violence if his YouTube account was not restored. Officers said they found three baseball bats in his car.
The Comment Moderator Is The Most Important Job In The World Right Now
Online platforms continue to absorb more and more of our society, while the companies in charge neglect the human beings tasked with cleaning up the mess that’s left behind.
YouTube Is Rolling Out A Feature That Shows Fact-Checks When People Search For Sensitive Topics
The feature, currently available to some users in India, will eventually be available globally, although YouTube declined to provide a timeline.
A Big Vegan YouTuber Is Leaving Veganism After He Broke Down And Ate Raw Eggs After A 35-Day Water Fast
Tim Shieff’s admission that he will consume meat for health reasons has made many vegans angry and led to his ouster from the vegan clothing company he founded.
Kids YouTube Star Blippi “Regrets” The Viral Video In Which He Poops All Over His Friend
Before he was Blippi, a Mister Rogers for the YouTube age, he was Steezy Grossman, and he pooped on his friend.
Parents Shouldn’t Fear Momo. They Should Fear How Little They Understand YouTube.
“If you take kids to the park and you stand three feet away from them, you should stand three feet away while they’re on YouTube.”
YouTube's Latest Child Exploitation Controversy Has Kick-Started A War Over How To Fix The Platform
The company said this week that YouTubers could lose monetization for not just the content of their videos, but what's posted in their comment sections as well.
We Don’t Know If The Momo Challenge Is Real, And That’s The Problem
As stories about the Momo Challenge go viral, we may never know the scale of the phenomenon or who was behind it.
Real Black Activists Worry Fake Ones Will Drown Them Out On Twitter
“We don’t have bots, we have real black people,” one activist said. “The danger of these accusations is that Facebook and YouTube latches on to this and tries to undermine our ability to have a black political dialogue."
After The Discovery Of A Pedophile Ring, YouTube Will Disable Comments On Some Videos Featuring Children
A small number of channels can keep comments enabled, but they must actively moderate them.
Rapper Lil Xan And His Pregnant Girlfriend Are Being Accused Of Sharing Fake Ultrasound Photos Allegedly Pulled From Google
“This is our baby at nine weeks,” Annie Smith claimed in a YouTube vlog, while showing multiple ultrasound images.
A Mom Found Almost A Dozen YouTube Kids Videos Showing Suicide, School Shootings, And Abuse
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, YouTube said it is “making constant improvements to [its] systems and recognize there’s more work to do.”
YouTube Continues To Promote Anti-Vax Videos As Facebook Prepares To Fight Medical Misinformation
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels
After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination.
Trolls Are Reuploading YouTube Kids Shows With A Clip That Encourages Self-Harm
Parents are finding and flagging popular kids content with a clip edited in of another YouTuber joking about telling children how to cut themselves.
Meet The Beauty Influencer Who Isn’t Afraid To Say What She Thinks
Jackie Aina has been unapologetic about holding the makeup industry accountable to the black women who buy its products.
A YouTuber Was Shot While Confronting A Security Guard At A Synagogue
"Ah, fucker shot me," the YouTuber yelled in a live streamed video of the incident.
YouTube Star Austin Jones Has Pleaded Guilty To Child Porn Charges
Jones admitted to enticing six underage girls to send him explicit videos to "prove" they were his "biggest fan."
Teen Girls Tried To Stop Austin Jones In 2015
“People didn’t take it seriously enough back then. So many people defended him, saying, ‘It’s just a dance! This isn’t a big deal.’”
We Followed YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm Down The Rabbit Hole
Despite year-old promises to fix its “Up Next” content recommendation system, YouTube is still suggesting conspiracy videos, hyperpartisan and misogynist videos, pirated videos, and content from hate groups following common news-related searches.
Zimbabweans Are Calling For Help, But No One Can Hear Them
The social media shutdown comes amid huge civil unrest in Zimbabwe, with reports of indiscriminate arrests and violence by police and soldiers against protesters.