YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Tuesday it has suspended Donald Trump’s channel as it violated policies for inciting violence after last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters. Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those that encouraged or engaged in the violence in Washington,… Read More YouTube suspends channel of U.S. President Donald Trump for violation of policies

Russian lawmakers pass laws bordering on websites and local media

Russia’s lower house of parliament voted on Wednesday to pass legislation allowing authorities to block or restrict websites like YouTube if they “discriminate” against Russian media on their sites. The authors of the legislation cited complaints from Russian media outlets RT and the RIA news agency about what they described as the “censorship” of their… Read More Russian lawmakers pass laws bordering on websites and local media

Google’s YouTube, Gmail services restored following global outage

Google services, including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive, were restored for most users on Monday, following a global outage that affected thousands. Google’s website that logs outages said the services that were affected for nearly an hour should be restored for most users. The company has some of the most widely used services in the… Read More Google’s YouTube, Gmail services restored following global outage

YouTube fixes glitch, back up following worldwide outage

YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, said late on Wednesday it had fixed a glitch that led to a worldwide outage of the video-streaming service. DownDetector.com, a website which monitors outages, showed nearly 286,000 incidents of people reporting issues with the service. The issue started at around 6:53 p.m. ET (23:53 GMT), according to Downdetector.com,… Read More YouTube fixes glitch, back up following worldwide outage

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube takes down post of President Donald Trump over violation of misinformation rules

Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. “This… Read More Facebook, Twitter, YouTube takes down post of President Donald Trump over violation of misinformation rules

Facebook users in U.S. to be able to view and share official music videos

Facebook Inc said on Friday that its users in the United States would be able to view and share official music videos on its platform, in a move to better compete with Alphabet Inc’s video platform YouTube. Facebook, which had 2.7 billion monthly active users in the last quarter, said it inked deals with Sony… Read More Facebook users in U.S. to be able to view and share official music videos