Posts Tagged ‘youtube’

YouTube has deleted under one percent of flagged hate videos Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019

YouTube has removed less than one percent of the 15 million hate videos flagged to it, figures given to MPs have revealed. Statistics provided to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee show that only 25,000 of nearly 15 million videos that were flagged as hateful or abusive between July and December last year have been Read more

Google Hangout seeks Catholic YouTube evangelists Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Catholic YouTube users could help evangelise others, say those who took part in a recent Google Hangout. At its first Catholic YouTubers Hangout meeting last month, dozens of Catholics from about 50 channels met online to discuss ways of bringing the Gospel to their YouTube channels. Organiser Daniel Glaze said the idea for the Hangout Read more

YouTube bans planned parenthood video Comments 0

Monday, May 29th, 2017

YouTube has removed the latest planned parenthood video the Center for Medical Progress has posted. It features revelations about the abortion industry. It also removed a copy of a video about the revelations LifeSiteNews saved and posted to YouTube. The video contained footage from the National Abortion Federation conference. In this, abortionists admit they work Read more

Singing nun tops YouTube and meets Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Sr Cristina Succia, the singing nun and winner of the Italian version of “The Voice” is in YouTube’s Top 10 videos for 2014. Sr Cristina’s very first video performance joins the list of social media’s who’s who including adorable animals, a multi-million dollar Super Bowl commercial, the iPhone 6 Plus bend test, and Simon Cowell’s “Bars Read more

Most ‘liked’ Catholic figure in social media to get a red hat Comments 0

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Who is global Catholicism’s most “liked” figure in social media? According to Catholic commentator Rocco Palmo, he’s Cardinal-designate Luis Tagle of Manila in the Philippines. The 55-year-old Archbishop of Manila, who will receive his red hat from Pope Benedict XVI on November 24, has a Facebook page with 100,000 fans and his YouTube commentaries on Read more

Villagers take to YouTube to recruit new vicar Comments 0

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Churchgoers in Essex who have been without a vicar for 16 months have taken to YouTube to look for a replacement. The parish’s two busy churches, St Andrew’s in Bicknacre and St Mary’s in Woodham Ferrers currently “borrow” retired clergy and vicars from neighbouring parishes. They have made repeated attempts to recruit a new vicar Read more

Free speech in the age of YouTube Comments 0

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Companies are usually accountable to no one but their shareholders. Internet companies are a different breed. Because they traffic in speech — rather than, say, corn syrup or warplanes — they make decisions every day about what kind of expression is allowed where. And occasionally they come under pressure to explain how they decide, on Read more

Human Rights Channel comes to YouTube Comments 0

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

As well as being a portal for cute and entertaining videos, on Friday 25 May YouTube launched a Human Rights Channel, a place for serious human rights stories to be told. Joining forces with WITNESS, a global leader in the use of video for human rights, and Storyful, a social news-gathering operation, YouTube is keen to Read more

Toppling dictators in the YouTube age Comments 0

Friday, April 15th, 2011

In February, two days into the uprising against Muammar Qaddafi, a crowd of protesters in Tobruk, in eastern Libya, created a political icon. At a square in the city, they toppled a larger-than-life version of Qaddafi’s Green Book—the cement pages were six feet by four feet—and cheers went up as the monument went down. The Read more

“Friday” becomes “Sunday” on YouTube Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

As overnight Internet sensation Rebecca Black’s YouTube video “Friday” approaches 100 million views, the Community Christian church responds with a parody, “Sunday.” Creating a rendition of the “wannabe weekend-party anthem,” and giving it a holy twist, is the mission the Creative Arts Staff at the Community Christian Church gave itself. “Sunday” lyricist Eric Bramlett told The Read more