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.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have warned videos and comments may be taken down erroneously as they deploy AI to fight fake news. The world’s largest social media giants are struggling to fight fake news amid the coronavirus outbreak. Increasing restrictions on movement in several countries mean workers have to stay home. And this is causing a problem for their fight against fake news.