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Kids on Youtube see many ads, at times violent clips, but few educational videos, study says

YouTube viewership has shot up during the pandemic, but the company has struggled to police the videos that kids watch.
YouTuber Gaurava Wasan with Baba ka Dhaba owners Kanta Prasad and Badami Devi | Twitter | @gauravwasan08

YouTuber accused of cheating Baba Ka Dhaba owner says he is filing defamation case

While police is investigating Baba Ka Dhaba owner's complaint against Gaurav Wasan, the YouTuber claims the cheating allegations against him are false.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube could yet face greatest test on misinformation during US polls

US election has gone off without a major, viral misinformation meltdown, but it may take months until we know for sure how much misinformation circulated online this year.
Representational image | Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg

YouTube is out of space as political ads overwhelm internet’s largest video site

With less than 2 weeks to the US election, there are so many ads, but YouTube has been struggling to place them in front of the desired audience.
File photo of Rakhee Gupta | Twitter | @rakheeguptaias

Just a hobby, says senior Punjab IAS officer after her devotional song releases on Youtube

A 1997-batch IAS officer, Rakhee Gupta released the music video on YouTube Sunday which received over 37,000 views.
YouTube

Google plans to turn YouTube into major e-commerce hub like Amazon, Alibaba

The goal is to convert YouTube’s bounty of videos into a vast catalog of items that viewers can peruse, click on and buy directly.
Crowds throng Delhi's Baba Ka Dhaba after a video about its owners' hardships went viral | ANI

Delhi’s Baba Ka Dhaba now on Zomato, drawing crowds after video asking for help goes viral

An elderly couple who run Baba ka Dhaba in Delhi's Malviya Nagar had been struggling since the lockdown. A video about their hardships went viral and now their food is selling out.
A screenshot of Kerala-based vlogger Vijay P. Nair, who is accused of making 'indecent' comments against activists. | Photo: YouTube

Kerala cyber cell arrests YouTuber who made ‘vulgar’ remarks about feminists in his video

Vijay P Nair was arrested two days after group of activists assaulted him in Thiruvananthapuram over his video titled ‘Why feminists in India and Kerala do not wear underwear’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

More dislikes than likes for Modi live streams — what stats show and how BJP sees it

The live stream videos on PM Modi’s official YouTube channel seem to be facing a new response trend — dislikes dominating likes.

Dear Binod, thank you for saving 2020 from being a total washout

It all began when the YouTube channel Slayy Point explored the internet’s garbage dump, ie YouTube’s comments section, and chanced upon a diamond in the trash.

On Camera

Vials with Covid-19 Vaccine | Photographer: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Key questions & answers about AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine India could get

As findings of Astra-Oxford's Covid vaccine early trial results don't seem straightforward, questions are being raised if people will get vaccines with differing upfront efficacy.
File photo | Rice production in Maharashtra | Neil Palmer/Flickr

Bountiful monsoon rains set to boost India’s agriculture growth

According to govt data, agriculture growth will be the highest since 2017-18, when the sector grew by 5.9%. Output of monsoon-sown food grains, including rice, are all set to climb.

Defence

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile | File photo: ANI

India now working on 1,500-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

The Army Tuesday carried out a ‘live missile test’ of the 290-plus km range BrahMos missile, but efforts are on to extend its range to 400, 800 and 1,500 km.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint Team

What the amazing rise & sudden death of a ‘Holy Warrior’ tell us about Islam & politics in Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was the face of Pakistan’s radical Islamist politics. His sudden death, however, will not end the mass appeal of religious fundamentalism.