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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.

Billboard is changing its albums chart to count YouTube streams

This decade in Elon

YouTube calls for ¡®more clarity¡¯ on the FTC¡¯s child privacy rules

YouTube expands anti-harassment policy to include all creators and public figures

PewDiePie makes his return to YouTube Rewind after two years of controversy

Minecraft is still the biggest game on YouTube by tens of billions of views

Beauty, drama, and Shane Dawson dominated YouTube¡¯s Trending page in 2019

Frozen 2¡¯s biggest song, Into the Unknown, is now available on YouTube

TED launches global climate initiative with help from YouTube

YouTube claims its crackdown on borderline content is actually working

Singapore¡¯s fake news law should be a warning to American lawmakers

YouTube¡¯s new gaming policy will allow creators to produce more violent footage

YouTube, please give me back my old homepage

YouTube needs to chill with its annoying Premium spam

YouTube is working to bring advertising to edgier content as demonetization woes grow

YouTuber hacks together DIY version of Intel¡¯s dual-screen Honeycomb laptop

YouTube beauty guru James Charles is launching a makeup competition show

YouTube¡¯s new kids¡¯ content system has creators scrambling

YouTube says it has ¡®no obligation¡¯ to host anyone¡¯s video

YouTube enters the live-streaming fight (again)

YouTube¡¯s homepage redesign means people will see bigger thumbnails and fewer videos

YouTube live streams get even more Twitch-like with Super Stickers launch

Twitch¡¯s top streamer exodus continues as CouRage announces YouTube Live deal

YouTubers are clashing over eye shadow, and millions of dollars are at stake

YouTubers raise $10 million for tree charity ¡ª and bring in tens of millions of views

In the hot seat

Behind Hot Ones¡¯ ambitions to be the future of late-night TV

Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees after testifying that he¡¯s cash-poor

In the escalating fight between Twitch and Mixer, YouTube is the real winner

YouTube Music gets Siri and desktop web app support

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