YouTube Crackdown on Extremism Also Deleted Innocent Videos

YouTubes new policy was supposed to combat extremism on the site. Some white supremacists lost their videos, but after a confused rollout on Wednesday, journalists and educators are also seeing their videos purged. Nazis, Holocaust deniers, and Sandy Hook truthers would have their videos eligible for removal, YouTube announced Wednesday, amid controversy over a prominent right-wing YouTuber who repeatedly targeted a gay journalist with slurs. But the policys announcement seemed slapdash. YouTube tried to clarify it over multiple tweets and Allsop told BuzzFeed. Im a history teacher, not someone who promotes hatred. I share archive footage and study materials to help students learn about the past. Daryle Lamont Jenkins, executive director of the anti-racist organization One Peoples Project, said one …

Pro gamer Tfue files lawsuit against esports org over grossly oppressive contract

Turner “Tfue” Tenney, one of the world’s premier streamers and esports pros, has filed a lawsuit against esports organization Faze Clan over a “grossly oppressive, onerous and one-sided” contract, according to THR. The complaint alleges that Faze Clan’s Gamer Agreement relegates up to 80% of the streamer’s earnings from branded content (sponsored videos) to Faze Clan, and that the contract hinders Tfue from pursuing and earning money from sponsorship deals that Faze Clan hasn’t approved. Tfue’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman of Freedman + Taitelman, took the complaint to the California Labor Commissioner with issues that span far beyond financial contracts. Freedman wrote that Faze Clan takes advantage of young artists and actually jeopardizes their health and safety, noting an incident where …

YouTube inks streaming deal with Major League Baseball

A woman was allegedly drugged during Jake Paul’s house party on Saturday, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Detectives are looking into a “possible single occurrence of unwillful impairment.” A guest reported to police that she may have blacked out after “something was put in her drink,” a police spokesperson told BuzzFeed. The complaint came the day after Paul hosted a birthday party for the rapper Desiigner. View this post on Instagram pic.twitter.com/fzlBjcRq5N — jessie (@kuwjake) May 6, 2019 Further speculation was fueled by a post in a closed Facebook group for mothers in the area. The Facebook user claimed her daughter and multiple other young women were drugged and ended up “incoherent” at the …