YouTube overhauls its problematic verification program

YouTube’s verification program is getting a massive renovation, the company announced today, which will likely result in a number of less pre-eminent pioneers losing their verification status. Previously, YouTube allowed any channel that reached 100,000 readers to request proof. That…

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YouTube to spend $100M on original childrens content

Creators of child-directed content will be financially impacted by the changes required by the FTC settlement, YouTube admitted today. The settlement will be terminated the use of children’s personal data for ad-targeting purposes, the FTC said. To address authors’ concerns…

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YouTube bans dangerous pranks

YouTube is demonetizing all videos about the viral Momo Challenge suicide hoax on its stage . Image: Aytac Unal/ Anadolu Agency/ Getty Images For some YouTube creators, the scariest occasion about the frightening internet “suicide challenge” scam , Momo, is…

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Snapchat finally gives creators analytics

Snapchat has always been horrid at analytics, simply showing daily Story view counts that material founders had to screenshot just before they receded every 24 hours in order to attest their importance to sponsors. But starting today, tens of thousands…

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