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Hasan Minhaj

#EndorseThis: Hasan Minhaj, Roasting Trump, Is Tops On YouTube

A talented comic, Hasan Minhaj entertained a sometimes humorless crowd, which groaned at jokes that you may well consider hilarious. “No one wanted to do this,” he kidded, “ so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant. Don Rickles died so you wouldn’t ask him to do this gig.”

May 1, 2017
Pulse, Orlando Nightclub, ISIS

Orlando Nightclub Victims’ Families Sue Twitter, Google, And Facebook

The three families claim Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Facebook “provided the terrorist group ISIS with accounts they use to spread extremist propaganda, raise funds and attract new recruits.”Similar lawsuits in the past have faced an uphill fight because of strong protections in U.S. federal law for the technology industry.

December 20, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders takes a selfie with a supporter after speaking at a campaign rally in Manchester

Did The Internet Create Trump And Sanders?

Without the Internet, it’s difficult to know whether Sanders’s and Trump’s campaigns would have existed long enough to make any impact at all.

March 15, 2016

Move Over Hollywood, This Is The Age Of The YouTube Star

Meet the next generation of stardom, digital celebrities who cash in directly from their YouTube popularity or, like the comedy duo known as Smosh, parlay it into a movie deal.

October 17, 2015
Vester Flanagan/Bryce Williams Twitter Virginia shooting journalists social media Twitter

Critic’s Notebook: Virginia TV Shooting Sparks A Debate Over Viewing Of Footage

The problem when a journalist goes on a killing rampage — he’s going to go all out on social.

August 27, 2015
YouTube

YouTubers Make Jump To TV In Pursuit Of Advertising Dollars

For social media celebrities, TV is seen as “the ultimate graduation.”

February 23, 2015

Mom Arrested After Son Participates In ‘Fire Challenge’

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Charlotte Observer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A woman has been arrested after allowing her son to participate in the “Fire Challenge,” where participants set themselves ablaze then post videos on YouTube, Facebook, and other social networking sites. Janie Lachelle Talley, 41, of Charlotte, N.C., was charged with contributing to the […]

August 11, 2014

Deputies Who Checked On Isla Vista Attacker Didn’t Watch His Videos

By Kate Mather, Adolfo Flores and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s deputies who performed a welfare check on Elliot Rodger less than a month before he killed six people in Isla Vista, Calif., did not view the “disturbing” videos the 22-year-old had posted online, which Rodger said were “merely a way of expressing himself,” […]

May 30, 2014

Turkey Bans YouTube After Twitter

Ankara (AFP) — Turkey on Thursday banned video-sharing website YouTube, a week after blocking access to Twitter, after both were used to spread audio recordings implicating the prime minister in corruption, local media reported. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government informed mobile phone operators and internet service providers of its decision, the Hurriyet newspaper reported […]

March 27, 2014