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.
The head of Germany's conservative CDU party wants to hold a debate on whether opinions expressed online ahead of elections should face regulation. The idea has sparked an outcry, with critics warning of censorship.
Katsuva and his team run Congo Check, an online fact-checking platform. They track down misinformation on social networks -- and correct it. Besides their own website, they have a youtube channel, as well as a facebook and twitter presence.
Google has barred the world's second largest smartphone maker Huawei from using much of its products, a major blow to the Chinese tech company. Huawei smartphone users around the world will now lose access to some updates to the Android operating system and to several popular Google apps. The move follows the Trump administration's declaration that Huawei is a national security threat.
Huawei - the world's 3rd largest smartphone maker - will immediately lose access to some updates to Google's android operating system. Additionally, Huawei will lose many popular google apps that will make it harder to sell its mobile phones around the world.