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YouTube is hurting independent media

It recently announced stricter ad rules but the algorithm-based system it uses for pulling ads from videos can't always discern context or distinguish humour from hate speech

Felix Kjellberg, a wildly successful comedy and video game vlogger known as PewDiePie, lost development deals with YouTube and the Disney-owned Maker Studios after The Wall Street Journal reported on a proliferation of Hitler references in his videos.

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AT 21, David Pakman started a little Massachusetts community radio talk programme. While the young broadcaster got his show syndicated on a few public radio stations, it was a YouTube channel he began in 2009, The David Pakman Show, that opened up his progressive political...

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