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YouTuber Plummets Off Mountain: 'We Are in Great Grief'

Albert Dyrlund, 22, was filming a video when he fell to his death in Italian Alps

(Newser) - Kids in Denmark grew up watching him. Now, a young YouTube star is dead, following a tragic accident in the Italian Alps, where he was filming a new video for his channel . Italian broadcaster Rai reports that 22-year-old Albert Dyrlund was shooting footage on Mount Seceda in Val Gardena on...

YouTube Yanks Videos From Brazil's Bolsonaro

Platform accuses him of spreading misinformation about COVID

(Newser) - YouTube has removed some 15 videos posted by Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro that spread misinformation about COVID-19. The platform says it does not allow content "that states that hydroxychloroquine and/or ivermectin are effective in treating or preventing Covid-19, that states there is a cure for the disease, or says...

Here's One Doctor's 6-Step Routine for an Awesome Day

Hint: It has to do with getting a good night's sleep

(Newser) - Ali Abdaal is a junior doctor in the UK who shares tips and life hacks on YouTube and his podcast , and in one recent video with more than half a million views, he explains why he's "never tired." The secret, per Esquire , is a six-step routine meant...

Trump's Silicon Valley Move May Be a Lose-Win Strategy

Legal experts think suits against social media giants are doomed, but they may fire up his base

(Newser) - Former President Trump went after Facebook, Twitter, and Google on Wednesday with class-action lawsuits that accuse them of censoring conservative views by banning him and others. The consensus in coverage is that the lawsuits stand little chance of succeeding, but that might be OK with Trump. Coverage:
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Senator's Speech on COVID Treatments Gets Dinged on YT

Ron Johnson earns one-week suspension after site says he spread medical misinformation

(Newser) - Ron Johnson had some thoughts earlier this month on treatments for COVID, and those nuggets have now earned him a one-week suspension from YouTube. The Republican senator from Wisconsin made a June 3 appearance at the Milwaukee Press Club, where he slammed both the Trump and Biden administrations for "...

We Don&#39;t Have to Say Goodbye to Charlie and Harry After All
After 'Charlie Bit My Finger'
Sells, a Surprise Change
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After 'Charlie Bit My Finger' Sells, a Surprise Change

Buyer of viral video-NFT, who paid $760K, says the clip will remain on YouTube

(Newser) - Good news to kick off the weekend: The world gets to keep watching Charlie Davies-Carr use his big brother Harry as a teething ring after all. The siblings are the stars of "Charlie Bit My Finger," one of YouTube's most viral videos ever, which was auctioned off...

Say Goodbye to One of the Most Viral Videos of All Time

14 years after enrapturing the world, 'Charlie Bit My Finger' will be yanked from YouTube, become NFT

(Newser) - Fourteen years ago to the day, two little boys made YouTube history as the stars of what would become one of the most viewed viral videos of all time. Now, you've got just one more day to watch it on the platform, as it's about to join the...

Family's Ski Accident Video Shows Why 'YouTube Culture Is Broken'

Fans felt manipulated by 'Bucket List Family'

(Newser) - With their globe-trotting—or, in pandemic times, US-trotting—lifestyle, the "Bucket List Family" has gained more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram , but Stephanie McNeal as BuzzFeed feels they have now gone too far in the search for clicks. Some of the influencers' followers were alienated by the...

Will Smith Reveals Dad Bod, Will Ditch It on YouTube

Actor announces 'Best Shape of My Life' series

(Newser) - Will Smith has a dad bod ... for now. The actor revealed it on Instagram Tuesday, writing, "This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry." But he's not planning on keeping it. In the same post, he announced...

Tolkien Fans Go Bananas Over Unearthed Soviet Version of LOTR

They're watching 'Khraniteli,' which aired just once on TV in 1991, with fascination, amusement

(Newser) - If you're a JRR Tolkien fan who can't wait for the next project based on his work , take a trip back in time to a bizarre, previously made adaptation you've likely never seen. A full 10 years before Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring, the...

Alleged Mobster Covered His Face on YouTube Videos, Forgot His Tattoos

Tats were visible on cooking show of alleged 'Ndrangheta gangster from Italy, hiding in DR

(Newser) - Come for the pasta making, stay for the arrest. Since 2014, Marc Feren Claude Biart, a purported member of Italy's infamous 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate, has been on the run from authorities in his home country after allegedly taking part in a Dutch cocaine trafficking operation. The BBC reports...

YouTubers' Prank Almost Killed a Guy. Now, Guilty Pleas

Alan and Alex Stokes escape jail, get community service and probation

(Newser) - Twin YouTube stars who were facing up to five years behind bars for a pair of bank robbery pranks have managed to avoid prison with guilty pleas. Against the objections of prosecutors, a California judge agreed to reduce the felony false imprisonment charge to a misdemeanor if Alan and Alex...

Popular YouTuber Faces a Reckoning
Sponsors Fleeing Popular
YouTuber After Allegations
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Sponsors Fleeing Popular YouTuber After Allegations

David Dobrik under fire after member of his Vlog Squad is accused of rape

(Newser) - His name is David Dobrik, and the 24-year-old has established himself as one of the most popular content creators on YouTube with his "Vlog Squad" colleagues. Now, however, Dobrik is fast losing sponsors and subscribers after rape allegations were lodged against a member of his crew, reports NBC News...

There's a Dark Side to the Viral Silhouette Challenge

Videos are being edited to better reveal their sometimes-naked subjects

(Newser) - The "silhouette challenge" is the latest viral craze sweeping social media sites like TikTok and Instagram, this one meant to empower women. Women post videos of themselves dancing, often partially or completely nude, with their bodies appearing in silhouette. Outlets like Cosmopolitan and the Sun explain how to copy...

YouTube Delivers Bad News to Trump, Giuliani

Site extends former president's suspension, as well as bars lawyer from monetization program

(Newser) - If former President Trump had hoped to get one of his online megaphones back soon, he might have to cross YouTube off his list. As the last major social-media platform to suspend the former president, six days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the site extended that ban last...

YouTube Suspends Trump&#39;s Channel
Trump's YouTube
Channel Suspended

Trump's YouTube Channel Suspended

President is left with few social media options at this point

(Newser) - President Trump was dealt another internet blow Tuesday night when YouTube suspended his channel. The Google-owned company says one of the videos on the channel earned a strike under its policies, and the channel will be suspended for at least a week, at which point the decision will be revisited....

A 'Day of Reckoning' for Social Media

Trump banned from FB, IG 'indefinitely,' while social media sees a 'reckoning' in general after DC riots

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook locked down President Trump's social media accounts after inflammatory posts he made during a day marked by chaos and violence on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took things further. "The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that...

YouTube&#39;s Top Creator Goes to Incredible Lengths
YouTube's Top Creator
Goes to Incredible Lengths

YouTube's Top Creator Goes to Incredible Lengths

Jimmy Donaldson's videos can take months to plan

(Newser) - This year has been a crummy one for a whole lot of people. Jimmy Donaldson isn't one of them. A couple of weeks ago, he was named YouTube's Creator of the Year, and as Bloomberg explains, it's not an honor he stumbled into. Lucas Shaw and Mark...

Gmail, Google Did Not Have a Good Morning

Worldwide outage fouled things up for a wide range of Google Services about an hour

(Newser) - If you were trying to check Gmail somewhere between 6:30am and 8am Eastern on Monday, you might well have struck out. A worldwide outage brought the system largely to a halt before things started returning to normal just before 8, reports CNET . But it wasn't just Gmail. A...

Long After the Election, YouTube Makes Election Move

Will remove newly uploaded material that claims voter fraud, errors changed election outcome

(Newser) - More than a month after the presidential election, YouTube says it will start removing newly uploaded material that claims widespread voter fraud or errors changed the outcome. The Google-owned video service said Wednesday that this is in line with how it has dealt with past elections. That’s because Tuesday...

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