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YouTube bans the creepy and weird kid channel ‘Toy Freaks’

Image: screenshot/youtubeYouTube has terminated the massive channel Toy Freaks in what appears to be a purge of questionable content aimed at kids. With over 8.5 million subscribers, Toy Freaks was one of the largest channels to produce content aimed at children, though many parents found issues with the weird,

Hey YouTubers, Facebook has a new app for you

YouTube stars, meet Facebook for Creators.Image: facebookFacebook is getting serious about high-quality video, and that means getting serious about the people that make high-quality video. Facebook launched a new app Thursday that it calls a "one stop shop" for all creators. The "Facebook for Creators" app offers exclusive features

YouTube took a major step to block a leading terrorist recruiter from its site

YouTube blocked thousands of videos of extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.Image: SASCHA STEINBACH/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockThe extremist jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike six years ago. But until this month, he was the leading English-speaking jihadist recruiter through more than 70,000 videos posted on YouTube.  Three-quarters of those

The ‘Stranger Things’ theme mashed up with Ariana Grande

Only a 2016 song of the summer could warm up the (un)official song of fall 2017.  In this mashup from YouTube musician Kaskobi, the Stranger Things theme song gets a dose of top 40 pop, courtesy of Ariana Grande's "Into You." The combination – that '80s thriller

How to use social media to grow your business

Social media marketing is an art form.Image: PexelsJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you don't know who Cameron Dallas is, go ahead and Google him. We'll wait.  Yeah, he's kind of a big deal these days. The

Facebook, Twitter Testimony Shows Widespread Russian Meddling

Technology giants Facebook Inc., Google and Twitter Inc. will give a Congressional panel more details about the reach of Russian ads and posts in the U.S. in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, according to testimony obtained by Bloomberg.At a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Tuesday, Facebook General Counsel Colin