A Norwegian YouTuber reportedly died after falling into a lake while on a filming trip — just days after celebrating his 57th birthday in a video
The Norwegian YouTuber "apetor" (Tor Eckhoff) has died at 57 after falling into a lake while on a trip to film a video, his reported partner said.news.yahoo.com
Radio Host Rattled by Near-Death COVID Bout Is Now Spurting Vax Nonsense
YouTube/Stephen Tubbs ShowA conservative radio host in Denver, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this year, is now saturating the airwaves with misinformation about coronavirus vaccines.During a Friday afternoon segment of his eponymous KNUS radio show, Steffan Tubbs stood idly by and appeared to even offer approval to a caller who floated a conspiracy theory that government officials and health experts are concealing how many people have died from the vaccines.“We’ve had hundreds, maybnews.yahoo.com
Kanye West Unleashes Expletive-Filled Rant Defending Dave Chappelle: ‘You Can’t Cancel None of Us’
YouTubeIn recent days, Kanye West—or “Ye,” as he wishes to be called now—has been making the rounds with Larry Hoover Jr., the activist son of Larry Hoover, a Chicago gangland figure. Hoover is currently serving a life sentence at a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, for ordering a 1973 murder and then, according to feds, running a criminal enterprise from behind bars. Hoover Jr., who appears on Ye’s recent album Donda, is pleading for a sentence break for his father under the First Step Actnews.yahoo.com
Alec Baldwin Confronts Paparazzi Over ‘Rust’ Shooting: ‘She Was My Friend’
YouTubeAlec Baldwin somewhat broke his silence on the death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Saturday, nearly 10 days after Hutchins was killed by a prop gun Baldwin fired.Accompanied by his wife Hilaria, Baldwin spoke to a group of paparazzi who had been trailing the couple in secluded Vermont. The nearly four-minute conversation on the side of a road was laced with tension, with Baldwin appearing frustrated as he answered the questions—and repeatedly snapping at Hilaria as she tried tonews.yahoo.com
Watch Fed Chairman Jerome Powell speak live at a Bank for International Settlements conference
[The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks Friday to the Virtual Bank for International Settlements' South African Reserve Bank Centenary Conference. The format is a question-and-answer session with the central bank chief. Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube.cnbc.com
Prop firearm discharged, kills woman on movie set
A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, authorities said. (Oct. 22)news.yahoo.com
California Officials Reveal How Hiking Family Mysteriously Dropped Dead
YouTube/ABCA family of three found dead on a Northern California hiking trail in August died of heat exposure and possible dehydration, the local sheriff’s office revealed Thursday.“Heat-related deaths are extremely difficult to investigate,” Mariposa County Sheriff Jeremy Briese said at a press conference, citing an official cause of death of “hyperthermia and probably dehydration.”The bodies of John Gerrish, Ellen Chung, and their 1-year-old daughter Muji were found mid-August on the Savage Lunews.yahoo.com
How and Why Internet Companies Moderate Speech Online
When the World Wide Web opened for public use in 1991, its enthusiasts proclaimed a new era of unfiltered free expression. Thirty years later, the debate is over how, not whether, to filter what’s said online. In the U.S., home to the biggest social media companies, Facebook Inc. is under particular scrutiny over which content it silences, and which it amplifies, as moderator of a discussion involving 1.9 billion people on a typical day.washingtonpost.com
The 'Vietnamese Alex Jones' has his YouTube channel taken down after being called out by John Oliver
John Oliver threw a jab at the spread of misinformation among the immigrant diaspora in the U.S., including the Vietnamese community, in an episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” The misinformation disease: In the episode, which aired on Oct. 11, Oliver said the spread of misinformation among the immigrant community was fueled by the lack of platforms that deliver reliable and accurate news in their languages, according to VN Express. “For many older Vietnamese Americans, there is such a vacuum of credible news channels that broadcast in Vietnamese,” he said.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: How social platforms are dealing with the Taliban
As the Taliban negotiates with senior politicians and government leaders following its lighting-fast takeover of Afghanistan, U.S. social media companies are reckoning with how to deal with a violent extremist group that is poised to rule a country of 40 million people.
Seller of vaccine disinformation has YouTube channel removed
A major seller of disinformation about Covid-19 and its vaccines online has had one of its channels removed from YouTube, days after an investigation by The Associated Press detailed how they work with other spreaders of false information to make money.
Rapper Lil Nas X releasing ‘Satan Shoes’ that contain 1 drop of human blood
Lil Nas X accepts the award for top hot 100 song for "Old Town Road"at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)You might say Rapper Lil Nas X has sold his “sole” to the devil with his newly-released “Satan Shoes.”The MSCHF x Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” are launching Monday, March 29, and they’re trending on social media and Google, but not just for its controversial demonic imagery on the shoe’s exterior. According to SAINT, the brand that’s selling the shoes, these Nike Air Max ’97 style shoes contain 60cc of ink and one drop of human blood. The MSCHF x Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” by SAINT. Ad“We do not have a relationship with Lil Nas X or MSCHF.
Demi Lovato’s shocking new docuseries sheds light on mental health struggles
In 2018, singer Demi Lovato almost lost her life to a drug overdose, and now, she’s stepped forward to tell the world her story. Lovato’s new docuseries “Dancing With the Devil,” which you can watch on YouTube, explores the events that led up to her near fatal overdose. The docuseries not only covers Lovato’s prior mental health issues, but how she now processes her daily struggles. AdMany of us have known someone who has had difficulty with mental health, or perhaps someone who struggles with addiction. The first two episodes of “Dancing with the Devil” are available to watch on YouTube, and you can expect to see two more episodes coming out.
Recipe: Whoopie pies with irish cream
SAN ANTONIO – John Kanell is a former math and science teacher who is following his passion for food with Preppy Kitchen. Click here to follow along with this whoopie pie demo from his YouTube Channel. Cream the room temperature butter then add the sugar and mix until light ad fluffy. Add the dry and wet mixtures in three alternating batches to the butter starting with the dry while mixing on low. Use a heaping tablespoon or small ice cream scoop to transfer dollops of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
YouTube to broadcast 21 games as part of 3rd MLB season
The games are exclusive and will not be televised by club broadcast partners. YouTube telecasts include live chats. YouTube broadcast 13 games in 2019 and says it generated an average of 1.2 million live views. It broadcast four games last September during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Myanmar's searing smartphone images flood a watching world
The world is watching violent events unfold in Myanmar for many reasons, but perhaps one above all: because it can. Video captured by people running toward chaos and away from it. The world is watching violent events unfold in Myanmar for many reasons, but perhaps one above all: because it can. And then much of the world forgot about Myanmar for nearly a generation. After all, they were the ones who had the infrastructure and support to transmit their images to the wider world.
Protesters defy Myanmar security forces as UN action urged
Security forces escalated their crackdown with greater use of lethal force and mass arrests. At least 18 protesters were shot and killed Sunday and 38 on Wednesday, according to the U.N. Human Rights Office. Any kind of coordinated action at the U.N. will be difficult because two permanent members of the Security Council, China and Russia, are likely to veto it. Many cases of targeted brutality by security forces in the streets have been captured in photos and videos that have circulated widely on social media. Videos have showed security forces shooting people at point-blank range and chasing down and savagely beating demonstrators.
YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos
Protests continue in Myanmar against the Feb 1 military coup that ousted the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi. (AP Photo)BANGKOK – YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service. The company said Friday that it terminated channels of broadcasters Myawaddy Media, MRTV, WD Online Broadcasting, MWD Variety and MWD Myanmar. “We have terminated a number of channels and removed several videos from YouTube in accordance with our community guidelines and applicable laws,” YouTube said in an emailed statement. The decision by YouTube followed Facebook’s earlier announcement that it had removed all Myanmar military-linked pages from its site and from Instagram, which it also owns.
Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting
FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA – An Alabama rapper was arrested in connection to a shooting at a music video set in downtown Atlanta, authorities said. OMB Peezy was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, news outlets reported. The shooting happened on Feb. 21 at a scrap yard where rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg were filming a music video. Peezy, 24, has over 550,000 subscribers on YouTube, where he's posted music, cooking and advice videos.
‘Back in the 1800s, the Black cowboy was the only cowboy’
Watch our special “Something Good” episode in honor of Black History Month. AdReally though -- this incredible story about Black cowboys, or, to be precise, the Black Cowboy Museum, which sits just outside Houston, will blow you away. “Back in the 1800s, the Black cowboy was the only cowboy,” Larry Callies tells us. The segment is featured in that Black History Month episode we just mentioned -- right around the 18:40 mark. Here are some other new YouTube videos we’ve posted as of late, for once you finish that episode, of course.
25 years of Pokemon: Fans around the world gear up for silver anniversary celebrations
As hard as it is to believe, Pokemon fans around the world are gearing up for a big day on Saturday, when Pokemon will celebrate 25 years since its birth in Japan. Here are some for not only Saturday, but throughout this silver anniversary year for Pokemon. Later in the year, special 25th anniversary cards will be available. 25-year celebration videoTo celebrate 25 years of memories, a YouTube video has been created to commemorate milestones and take fans through a journey of the franchises. For more information, visit Pokemon’s 25th anniversary website.
5 home improvement projects from Texas YouTube star April Wilkerson
April Wilkerson, a Texas Hill Country resident, has made a name for herself as an expert Do-It-Yourselfer on YouTube. Debuting on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. CST, “Assembly Required,” features Wilkerson, Tim Allen and Richard Karn of “Home Improvement” fame. Wilkerson started a blog in 2013 and now has more than 1 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. Then, see five of her favorite home improvement tips, complete with a YouTube video, below. You might also like KSAT’s YouTube channel, where you can find all of our local journalism available for free.
YouTube removes Ohio committee video, citing misinformation
FILE- This Monday, April 20, 2020 file photo shows protesters gathering outside of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio to protest the stay home order. Legislative testimony made Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit public health orders made by Ohio's governor was removed from YouTube after the service deemed it contained COVID-19 misinformation. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio – Legislative testimony made Wednesday in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit public health orders made by Ohio's governor was removed from YouTube after the service deemed it contained COVID-19 misinformation. The video showed Thomas Renz, an attorney for Ohio Stands Up, a citizen group, make the opening testimony during a House committee hearing on a bill that would allow lawmakers to vote down public health orders during the pandemic. This is not just a state of emergency for our storm or a flood or whatever the case may be.
In Florida city, a hacker tried to poison the drinking water
In this screen shot from a YouTube video posted by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri speaks during a news conference as Oldsmar, Fla., Mayor Eric Seidel, left, listens, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Oldsmar, Fla. Authorities say a hacker gained access to Oldsmar's water treatment plant in an unsuccessful attempt to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical. Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Security, and a specialist in industrial control system vulnerabilities, said remote access to industrial control systems such as those running water treatment plants has become increasingly common. AdIn May, Israel’s cyber chief s aid the country had thwarted a major cyber attack a month earlier against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to its archenemy Iran. The FBI, along with the Secret Service and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case.
Fake accounts gain traction as they praise China, mock US
But it is unclear who is behind the fake accounts, which posted more than 1,400 videos in English, Mandarin or Cantonese, Nimmo said. One of the Twitter accounts, which had a following of roughly 2,000 users mostly from Latin American, also tweeted the messaging in Spanish. But even after Trump's exit from office on Jan. 20, the fake network has continued to push anti-U.S. posts. Other fake accounts have questioned the safety of American-approved vaccines for COVID-19, despite studies on tens of thousands of people that found no serious side effects. Other Facebook and Twitter accounts identified in Graphika's report were also removed.
Google's rebounding ad revenue spells big 4Q for Alphabet
In results announced Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, Googles digital advertising empire is regaining the momentum it lost during the pandemics early stages. Google’s fourth-quarter ad revenue totaled $46.2 billion, a 22% increase from the same time in the previous year. The growth in the past quarter surpassed the 10% year-over-gain in Google’s ad revenue during the July-September period. AdThose increases came after Google’s ad revenue fell 8% during last year’s April-June period that unfolded after most of the U.S. economy had shut down. That marked the first time Google's quarterly ad revenue had ever declined from the previous year since the company went public in 2004.
100,000 viewers subscribe to KSAT’s YouTube channel. Here’s what they’re watching.
KSAT surpassed the milestone of 100,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel this month. In addition to thanking our loyal viewers, we wanted to showcase some of the local journalism available for free on our YouTube channel for others who may not have discovered KSAT on YouTube. Hit the red subscribe button on our channel, or at the bottom of a video, and sign up for notifications to stay up on the latest news and relevant information to our community. Find all types of video content, including:Get a sample of some of the content we have to offer below:Primetime specialsNewscastsKSAT ExplainsTexas EatsAdTrust IndexKSAT KidsYour Weather AuthorityInterviews with local leadersLocal sportsSA LiveGet all this and more for free on KSAT’s YouTube channel.
Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts
This combination of photos shows various podcasts, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole: Podcasts. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this material: Podcasts. Accounts that have been banned on social media for election misinformation, threatening or bullying, and breaking other rules also still live on as podcasts available on the tech giants’ platforms. “Podcasts filled with hatred and incitement to violence should not be treated any differently than any other content," Segal said.
YouTube suspends Trump’s channel for at least a week
YouTube said it would be suspending U.S. President Donald Trumps channel for at least a week amid concerns around ongoing potential for violence, making it the latest platform to limit the presidents online activities. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)HONG KONG – YouTube suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel for at least a week amid concerns over “ongoing potential for violence,” making it the latest platform to limit the president’s online activities. Under the suspension, Trump's channel is temporarily prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for at least seven days, although the channel remains live, YouTube said. Comments would be indefinitely disabled on the channel, YouTube said. ___ This story has been corrected to remove an incorrect assertion that Reddit banned President Donald Trump from its service and to fix the spelling of Jim Steyer's name.
Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence
In an unprecedented step, Facebook and Twitter suspended President Donald Trump from posting to their platforms Wednesday following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters. Twitter locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours and said that future violations by Trump could result in a permanent suspension. “Social media is complicit in this because he has repeatedly used social media to incite violence. So far, YouTube has not taken similar action to muzzle Trump, although it said it also removed Trump's video. Trump has harnessed social media — especially Twitter — as a potent tool for spreading misinformation about the election.