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Yanny v Laurel in top 10 trending YouTube videos of 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYanny or laurel – what do you hear? And why? Think back to May and there was just one question which dominated the UK – can you hear Yanny or Laurel? An audio clip went viral which divided the internet into two camps. Now YouTube has revealed a video of the sound has made it into the top 10 most trending videos of 2018 in the UK. Other videos on the list include Paul McCartney taking part in Carpool Karaoke – which…

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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

Image copyright YouTube/Dan osi Image caption YouTube has a ban on all essay-writing adverts YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation. The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator to stop making money from adverts for these companies. All the social media companies say they are taking steps to discourage dishonest behaviour. Seven months after the BBC first exposed YouTube stars selling cheating on…

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‘I use Snapchat to sell sexual videos’

Image caption Jodie Carnall describes herself as a “Snapchat Premium girl” Snapchat is being used to sell explicit images and videos online, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has found. Jodie Carnall says she makes £4,000 a month on the app, but it’s not without a cost to her personal life, and she has been subject to online abuse. “It’s like a proper business,” the 26-year-old says. “It’s like people that sing, or go and gig, or artists that sell their own paintings. I’m just selling pictures and videos of me.”…

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Matt Walker: The man behind some of grime’s biggest videos

You might not have heard of him. But Matt Walker has been behind the camera in some of grime’s biggest music videos. He’s worked with the likes of Skepta, Wretch 32 and JME. Matt started off shooting videos for his friends and as the grime scene grew, so did his videos. He told Newsbeat about working with the stars and his new video for Big Zuu. Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra –…

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YouTube pours money into how-to videos

Image copyright Getty Images YouTube will spend $20million (£15m) developing educational and how-to content on the platform, the company has announced. Some video-makers have been frustrated by changes to the platform that made it harder for them to earn money producing short and well-researched videos. Critics say YouTube’s algorithms favour long and sensationalist videos. The company says its new fund will make the platform “better for educators and learners”. As part of the scheme, YouTube will launch a new Learning channel, which will showcase its own original programmes and those…

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Shocking dashcam videos released by Norfolk and Suffolk police

Examples of crashes and astonishing near-misses caught on drivers’ dashcams have been released by police to discourage erratic driving. Forces in Norfolk and Suffolk said they received about 150 videos a month from the public – double the amount from last year. About 75% of footage has led to drivers being warned, sent on driving courses or dealt with through the courts. Watch the full story on Inside Out at 19:30 BST on BBC One in the east of England, on Monday, 15 October. Source link

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Instagram’s IGTV recommended ‘abusive’ videos

Image copyright Chesnot Image caption Facebook hopes to compete with YouTube via the IGTV service Instagram has been criticised after sexually suggestive videos of children were recommended to its users. News site Business Insider found the videos during an investigation into Instagram’s IGTV app. A video featuring a graphic depiction of genital mutilation was also recommended to many users. Instagram apologised and said it had removed the videos from its service and shut down the account that posted the clips. Falling short IGTV launched in June and is seen as…

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GoPro Hero 7 camera films smooth videos without gimbal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: GoPro’s new stabilisation put to the test GoPro’s latest action camera promises to produce smooth videos without the need for a separate gimbal or other stabilisation equipment. The Hero 7 Black uses the feature to record steadied clips in both real-time and a sped-up footage mode. The company is also making it easier to livestream footage to Facebook and other social media platforms. GoPro has posted a loss in all but one of its past 11 quarters, leading to speculation it…

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Facebook apologises for blocking Prager University’s videos

Image copyright Facebook Image caption PragerU accused Facebook of “ratcheting up their algorithms” against conservative content Facebook has apologised for removing several videos posted to its platform by a US right-wing non-profit group. Prager University had said some of the clips had been falsely accused of containing hate speech. The conservative organisation specialises in publishing short lectures and discussions, but is not an accredited academic body. Facebook said it had made a mistake, but PragerU claimed the “deliberate” act should concern every American. The Los Angeles-based institution has previously clashed…

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