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tech-programming

How Building ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Levels Is Pushing the Boundaries of AI

AI researcher and YouTuber Tommy Thompson lays out the latest AI research using 'Super Mario Bros.' in a new video.
Matthew Gault
3 days ago
tech-social-media

A Popular YouTuber Read the Christchurch ‘Manifesto’ to Half a Million Subscribers

YouTube left the video online for over two days, allowing it to generate tens of thousands of views and spread to other channels.
Joseph Cox
5.13.19
Social Media

Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims

It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access
Tim Marcin
5.13.19
Computers

This YouTuber Built a Working PC Out of Pasta

“This has been a very long project that I’m mildly proud of,” said Micah Laplante.
Rob Dozier
4.17.19
YouTube

YouTube’s Bad Anti-Conspiracy Algorithm Links Notre Dame Fire to 9/11 Attacks

The "information panel" feature, which is supposed to defend against fake news spread, promoted a link to terror attacks.
Samantha Cole
4.16.19
weird

We Live in a Splinter Dimension From the 80s, Says This Guy

We spent a day with Louie Veleski, Australia's most popular "Mandala Effect" truther.
Ruby Harris
4.10.19
In Moderation

Twitter and YouTube Won’t Commit to Ban White Nationalism After Facebook Makes Policy Switch

Following a Motherboard investigation, Facebook banned white nationalism and white separatism. But Twitter and YouTube, two platforms with their own nationalism problems, won’t commit to following Facebook’s lead.
Joseph Cox
4.3.19
YouTube

YouTube Decides to Leave Neo-Nazi Propaganda Online

Neo-Nazi propaganda, podcasts, and audiobooks continue to exist on YouTube. Even when alerted to their existence, the platform demonetized and removed some features from them, but did not delete the videos.
Ben Makuch
4.2.19
White Nationalism

Austrian White Nationalist Accused of Ties to NZ Mosque Shooter Is Making Money off Youtube

Martin Sellner raked in €​545 from donations during one, 45-minute press conference on YouTube, where he denied having ties to the New Zealand mosque shooter.
Tess Owen
4.1.19
Far right

Web Hosting Companies Shut Down a Series of Neo-Nazi Websites

Major online neo-Nazi meeting grounds are being nuked by hosting sites that want nothing to do with connections to militant white nationalists. Meanwhile, several of them have regrouped on Twitter.
Ben Makuch
Mack Lamoureux
3.29.19
Internet

How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?
Luke Winkie
3.25.19
Vegan

Vegan YouTuber Admits She's Not Vegan After Being Caught Eating Fish

YouTube's vegan community is calling Yovana Mendoza "deceitful" and "sickening" after she was forced to address the controversy.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.20.19
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