From kittens on a surfboard to launching stellar musical careers, YouTube has millions of hours of footage available to watch. The video-sharing website has changed the way people consume media.
Created in 2005, YouTube allows users to share, view, rate and comment on videos. The company was bought by Google a year after its founding and earns revenue through Google ads. Most of the 1 billion hours worth of content watched every day is free but there are subscription-based channels as well. It is one of the most popular websites in the world and has a profound effect on many aspects of life. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all things YouTube-related on DW.
Zombies, Hitler, FKK... Slovenian YouTube star Klemen Slakonja is taking aim at Angela Merkel. In his latest video, the cross-dressing comedian criticizes EU-refugee politics but sympathizes with Merkel as a woman who ‘wears the pants of Europe’.
Major backers have distanced themselves from the social media star over videos containing anti-Semitic remarks and Nazi references. One of the videos shows two Indian men holding a banner reading "Death to all Jews."