Google executives are reportedly discussing whether to remove all children’s videos from the site and have them exist solely on the standalone YouTube Kids app, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The move is being discussed within Google’s executive unit, according to the Journal, with the idea to move every single piece of content starring children into YouTube Kids. The move would be the most aggressive change undertaken by Google to fight predatory behavior targeting children on the site. A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge the company considers “lots of ideas for improving YouTube and some remain just that — ideas.” Other employees at Google and YouTube are also reportedly asking executives to consider turning off a feature that automatically plays another video after the one you’re watching is finished, according to the Journal. It’s a direct response to numerous articles published over the last few months, including a … [Read more...] about YouTube executives reportedly mulling over removing all children’s content from main site
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A year ahead of the US presidential election, the world’s biggest social media companies are still failing to tackle manipulation on their platforms, an exercise by NATO StratCom has found.To test the ability of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to detect potentially malicious activity, researchers at the NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence ran a four-month experiment starting in May.They purchased social media engagement on 105 different posts across the four social media platforms from manipulation service providers (MSPs), a type of company that allow clients to buy clicks and inflate their social media presence.At a cost of just 300 euros (about $333), NATO StratCom bought 3,530 comments, 25,750 likes, 20,000 views and 5,100 followers across the four platforms.Researchers were able to identify the accounts — 18,739 in total — that were being used to deliver the purchased interactions. This in turn allowed them to assess what other pages these … [Read more...] about NATO-Linked Researchers Bought Fake Social Media Engagements To Test How Facebook, Twitter And Google Combat Manipulation. The Companies Failed.
The cast of season 27 of "The Amazing Race" includes a team of TMZ co-workers, former New York Jets cheerleaders, doctors, teachers, retail managers and are paired in combinations that include a mother and son, siblings and best friends. (CBS) Tonight, viewers will watch as a new crop of teams will head around the world for a chance to win the $1 million grand prize on the latest season of “The Amazing Race”. Contestants on CBS’ hit reality competition show their mettle as they’re thrown mental and physical challenges while traveling in exotic and far-flung destinations. The goal is for 11 teams to complete tasks, then move on to the next location, while avoid being eliminated. The cast of season 27 includes a team of TMZ co-workers, former New York Jets cheerleaders, doctors and teachers, and are paired in combinations that include a mother and son, siblings and best friends. The teams kick off the adventure in Venice Beach, … [Read more...] about ‘Amazing Race’ past contestants give winning tips
This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts and the activity they engaged in remained online weeks later, even after researchers at the NATO Strategic Command Centre of Excellence flagged it up as fake. less This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 by ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption … [Read more...] about NATO researchers: Social media failing to stop manipulation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced a deadline on Friday set by U.S. House of Representatives Democrats as they deliberate over what charges to bring against him after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the Judiciary Committee to draft formal articles of impeachment. The committee could draft and recommend the articles by next Thursday in an impeachment inquiry that Pelosi launched in September into the Republican president’s request that Ukraine investigate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the 2020 U.S. election. The panel’s Democratic chairman, Jerrold Nadler, has given Trump until 5 p.m. (2200 GMT) on Friday to decide whether he or his legal counsel will participate in upcoming Judiciary Committee proceedings by calling witnesses, introducing evidence and making a presentation. Committee Republicans have been given the same deadline to request witnesses, including any they might want to … [Read more...] about Trump faces deadline as House Democrats craft articles of impeachment