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YouTube adds dose of reality to conspiracy videos


The video platform will display text from Wikipedia and other sites alongside some videos as it attempts to combat hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

Spotify financials in tune for listing

In preparing for a direct listing, Spotify discloses its financial data for the first time, showing rising revenue and relatively steady operating costs.

Social media scams to gain traction in 2018

Feb 7, 2018

As social media continues to gain prominence, experts warn users to watch out for blackmail, money laundering, identity theft, and dating scams.

Alphabet misses profit estimates as spending grows

Feb 2, 2018

Google's parent company misses quarterly profit forecasts, as steady ad sales growth was offset by increased spending to promote its other offerings.

YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers

Jan 18, 2018

Google attempts to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring offensive content.

YouTube responds to suicide-video outcry

Jan 12, 2018

The online video platform finally takes steps against vlogger Logan Paul after he posted a video of a dead body online.

Facebook to emphasise friends, not news

Jan 12, 2018

The social media firm says it will change the filter for the News Feed to prioritise what friends and family share.

Facebook defends itself against social media critics

Dec 18, 2017

The social media network believes its technology has potential benefits if used correctly.

Facebook to push more videos to users

Dec 15, 2017

The social network giant plans to promote more videos inside its News Feed.

Amazon to start selling Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Dec 15, 2017

The video-streaming devices will be available on the e-commerce giant's online store.

YouTube to launch music subscription service

Dec 8, 2017

Alphabet's YouTube plans to introduce a paid music streaming service in March 2018, according to a Bloomberg report.

Top YouTube moments in 2017

Dec 7, 2017

South Africans opted to watch local musicians on YouTube this year, followed by news stories and comedy skits.