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YouTube’s Sam and Colby Unveil ‘The Graveyard’ Paranormal Series Set in London

The series is slated to premiere Sunday, Oct. 20, at 1:14 p.m. PT on their YouTube channel, which will be their first video upload in two months. “We wanted it to be a weird time people would remember,” Colby explained. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/3DPlVFb [photo: Sam and Colby/Youtube]

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YouTube Will Now Let You Auto-Delete Viewing and Search History

YouTube users have been able to clear their history manually, but with the new controls they can set that data to automatically delete after either three or 18 months. The feature follows Google’s May rollout of the ability for users to automatically delete Location History and Web & App Activity (which includes things users have searched for and browsed). The new controls are accessible via myactivity.google.com. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2oBLLqY

YouTube TV Joins Amazon Fire Device Lineup

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch over 70 live channels on their Fire TV Stick (second generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The app will also work on all previous generation Fire TV devices except the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV models. – Chris Morris, Fortune » https://bit.ly/2nZWdbv

YouTubers expose how keywords like ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ lead to demonetization

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In a new video titled “YouTube’s Biggest Lie,” vloggers Nerd City, in collaboration with Sealow and YouTube Analyzed, tested out more than 15,000 keywords and phrases to see what would get a video demonetized. Changing the word gay or lesbian to “happy,” for instance, made the video ad-friendly. – Audra Schroeder, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/2ncRkvT [photo:Nerd City/YouTube]

YouTube changed its mind, you can keep your verification badge

After quite the backlash from creators, YouTube is now backtracking on some of these decisions. No longer will creators be forced to appeal to have their badge restored. Instead, channels that have already been verified will get to keep their badge. However, YouTube will continue to review channels to ensure authenticity. – Jason England, Android Central » https://ift.tt/2l4Fhj9 [photo:YouTube]

YouTube’s Strengthened Verification Criteria to Strip Some Creators of Status

Beginning in late October, YouTube will prioritize verifying “prominent channels that have a clear need for proof of authenticity.” That includes ensuring that the channel belongs to the real person or company that it claims to represent, and looking at whether the channel represents a highly searched or widely recognized person or company. (Previously, a channel with more than 100,000 subscribers was automatically verified.) Channels that meet YouTube’s requirements will not need to apply for verification. – Patrick Shanley & Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/HSzuaT [photo:YouTube]

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