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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.

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YouTube has run the numbers to see how vloggers open their videos

Google goes nuclear against Roku by adding YouTube TV to the main YouTube app

The David After Dentist meme is now an NFT — and yes, this is real life

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The PS5 now has a YouTube TV app

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YouTube announces new originals starring Will Smith and Alicia Keys

Roku removes YouTube TV from channel store as dispute with Google escalates

Congress is way behind on algorithmic misinformation

YouTube launches PSAs encouraging Americans to get vaccinated

YouTube makes it easier to save on data with new video resolution options

YouTube now lets creators change their channel name without changing their entire Google account

How Anjali Sud stopped worrying about YouTube and reinvented Vimeo

Anjali Sud on building a profitable video business by moving from streaming to software

YouTube halts ads on James Charles videos over messages with minors

TikTok teens roast pop-punk group for posting cringe

The Verge’s favorite music streaming services

Where to find your sounds

Google updates YouTube ad targeting terms to remove hate speech

YouTuber records himself trespassing at SpaceX’s Starship facilities

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YouTube claims it’s getting better at enforcing its own moderation rules

YouTube stars the Stokes Twins avoid jail after pleading guilty over fake bank robbery pranks

YouTube is relaxing some rules about ads on drug-related videos

YouTube has removed Steven Crowder from its Partner Program indefinitely

YouTube is experimenting with hiding dislikes to protect creators’ well-being

YouTube denies employee request to remove rap song with anti-Chinese lyrics

T-Mobile is already shutting down its live TV service, partners with YouTube TV and Philo

YouTube demonetizes David Dobrik’s channels over Vlog Squad sexual assault allegations

MrBeast working with $2 million fund to invest in up-and-coming creators

YouTube won’t remove a three-hour live-streamed video of the mass shooting in Boulder