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YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling

YouTube asks the FTC to clarify how video creators should comply with COPPA ruling YouTube is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for further clarification and better guidance to help video creators understand how to comply with the FTC’s guidelines set forth as part of YouTube’s settlement with the regulator over its […]

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TikTok’s new set of safety videos teach users about features, the app’s focus on ‘positivity’

TikTok’s new set of safety videos teach users about features, the app’s focus on ‘positivity’ TikTok today released a new set of safety videos designed to playfully inform users about the app’s privacy controls and other features — like how to filter comments or report inappropriate behavior, among other things. One video […]

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Facetune maker Lightricks expands with a trio of apps for small businesses

Facetune maker Lightricks expands with a trio of apps for small businesses Fresh of its recent raise of $135 million, Lightricks, the maker of popular selfie editor Facetune and several other top consumer-focused photo editing applications, is branching out. The company this morning announced the launch of a suite of new mobile […]

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YouTube overhauls its problematic verification program

YouTube overhauls its problematic verification program YouTube’s verification program is getting a massive overhaul, the company announced today, which will likely result in a number of less prominent creators losing their verification status. Previously, YouTube allowed any channel that reached 100,000 subscribers to request verification. That limit is being removed, with a […]

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The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership

The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership The NFL and social video app TikTok today announced a multi-year partnership to bring NFL content to worldwide fans, just ahead of the NFL’s 100th season kick off on September 5. The partnership includes the launch of an official NFL account on the video platform, […]

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YouTube Kids launches on the web

YouTube Kids launches on the web Kid-friendly YouTube content now has its own website, youtubekids.com. The website will offer a similar experience to the existing YouTube Kids mobile app, where parents will be able to direct their child to videos that are age-appropriate, as well as track their child’s watch history and […]

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Instagram may allow creators to syndicate IGTV videos to Facebook

Instagram may allow creators to syndicate IGTV videos to Facebook Following the departure of Instagram’s founders, Facebook is working to more closely integrate the photo-sharing app with its flagship social network. It’s already added its brand name next to Instagram’s, and is working to make both platforms’ messaging products interoperable. Now, Facebook […]

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Ahead of FTC ruling, YouTube Kids is getting a website

Ahead of FTC ruling, YouTube Kids is getting a website Ahead of the official announcement of an FTC settlement which could force YouTube to direct under-13-year-old users to a separate experience for YouTube’s kid-friendly content, the company has quietly announced plans to launch its YouTube Kids service on the web. Previously, parents […]

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Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns

Companies including Nestle, Epic and reportedly Disney suspend YouTube ads over child exploitation concerns Days after a YouTube creator accused the platform of enabling a “soft-core pedophilia ring,” several companies have suspended advertising on the platform, including Nestle, Epic, and reportedly Disney and McDonald’s. Nestle told CNBC that all of its companies […]

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YouTube revamps its strike system to include a one-time warning, consistent penalties

YouTube revamps its strike system to include a one-time warning, consistent penalties YouTube today announced a significant change to its strike system – the penalty system used when YouTube’s reviewers identify a video has violated the site’s Community Guidelines. These strikes could be issued against videos containing nudity or sexual content, violent […]

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