Mar 18

YouTube Influencers Slapped With $1 Billion Lawsuit For Promoting FTX

A group of investors who did business with defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX brought a class action lawsuit against multiple internet influencers Wednesday, alleging the content creators pushed unregistered securities on their viewers and followers while promoting the collapsed exchange.

The lawsuit seeks over $1 billion in damages and was brought against content creators that reached millions online, including BitBoy Crypto creator Ben Armstrong and finance YouTube creator Graham Stephan, among seven other individuals and the talent management firm Creators Agency.

Mar 18

'I'M BACK!' Trump Posts On Facebook, YouTube For First Time In Two Years

  • Former President Donald Trump can once again upload new videos to YouTube, the company saidon Friday.
  • And within hours of the announcement, he posted his first video titled, "I'M BACK!"
  • The 11-second video shows Trump talking at a rally saying, "Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business. Complicated."
  • Trump also posted "I'M BACK!" and the video to Facebook, which lifted its ban on his content in January.
Mar 17

Donald Trump Can Once Again Post Videos On His YouTube Channel

  • Today, Google's YouTube division is allowing former US President Donald Trump to upload new videos on his official channel.
  • He was banned from doing so, along with bans from other social networks, shortly after the January 6, 2021 riots in the US Capital building in Washington DC.
  • The company said that it had made its decision after it "carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence".
Mar 08

YouTube Eases Demonetization Rules When Creators Use Profanity

  • According to a new “Profanity Update”, the previously introduced guidelines are being altered.
  • Retroactive reviews of old content saw many channel content demonetized, but new rules are tuning things ever so slightly.
  • Now, profanity such as the f-word used within the opening seven seconds of a video or the majority of a video “may earn limited ad revenue.”
  • While the usage of lesser swear words is more likely to allow for full video monetization.
Mar 01

Neal Mohan Touts Upcoming Podcast And AI Tools For Creators

  • YouTube's chief Neal Mohan posted his first open letter to creators as YouTube’s new boss.
  • YouTube also will let creators tap into “the power of AI,” according to Mohan, outlining new video-production tools that are in the works: “Creators will be able to expand their storytelling and raise their production value, from virtually swapping outfits to creating a fantastical film setting through AI’s generative capabilities.”