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‘What are tags on YouTube?’: How to use YouTube tags to help people find your videos

YouTube tags are relevant keywords that you can add to your videos in order to help others discover your own content. Here's how to use them.

Influencers are fighting for attention as Instagram tests removing likes from its platform: ‘There’s no audience applause at the end of a ...

The removal of likes is designed to improve the lives of consumers, but influencers are starting to feel the impact of the change.
Twitter is currently telling users to tag the "New York Times" when they use the word "People" with a capital P.

Twitter is trying to fix a bug that tells users to tag the New York Times when they type the word ‘People’

It's not clear why the bug occurs, but President Donald Trump has repeatedly called the 'New York Times' and the media 'the enemy of the people.'
Facebook automatically scores all posts in the US and select other countries on a scale from 0 to 1 for risk of imminent harm.

Inside Facebook’s suicide algorithm: Here’s how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

Facebook's suicide prevention algorithm scans people's posts for potential suicide risk. Is creating and storing mental health data a new danger?
"Despacito," the most watched YouTube video ever.

These are the 50 most recommended videos on YouTube

A study from the Pew Research Center revealed the 50 videos recommended most often by YouTube's algorithm.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

One viral thread shows how quickly YouTube steers people to wacko conspiracy theories and false information

A student looking for information on the Federal Reserve would get some pretty whacky information if they relied on YouTube for their research.
A still from Wes Cook Band's "I Stand For the Flag" video.

Facebook says it made a mistake in blocking Wes Cook Band’s ‘patriotic’ song about the American flag

The country band Wes Cook Band was unable to pay for Facebook ads to promote its new song 'I Stand for the Flag' after the music video was flagged as political content.

Scientists have created a murder-obsessed ‘psychopath’ AI called Norman — and it learned everything it knows from Reddit

Scientists at MIT trained an AI algorithm called Norman just using data from Reddit. As a result, it sees the worst — death — in everything.
LGBT YouTuber Chase Rose.

This LGBT vlogger is furious with YouTube for restricting his videos, stripping them of revenue, and targeting them with ‘anti-gay’ ads

In an interview with Business Insider, YouTube star Chase Ross said the homophobic ads around his videos were particularly troubling because they target vulnerable viewers. He blamed YouTube's algorithm for the problems, but said Google's video site is not taking the issue as seriously as it should.

This MIT grad just got millions to build an entire fashion brand that’s inspired by algorithms

Jessie Zeng is building a fashion site called Choosy that creates outfits inspired by the top trending posts on Instagram. Its secret ingredient? Algorithms.