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Looking to monetize your YouTube account? Find your niche, experts say

Looking to monetize your YouTube account? Find your niche, experts say

 

A column of candy, left, featured in TikTok videos is displayed at It'Sugar candy store, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, on the Upper East Side of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

‘As seen on TikTok’ is the new ‘As seen on TV’

‘As seen on TikTok’ is the new ‘As seen on TV’

 

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo, Andy Parker and his wife, Barbara, listen as Virginia Gov. Terry McAulliffe announces a compromise on a set of gun bills at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The family of a slain journalist is asking the Federal Trade Commission, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of her shooting death. Andy Parker says the company is violating its own terms of service in hosting videos on Facebook and its sibling service Instagram that glorify violence. His daughter, TV news reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former co-worker while reporting for Roanoke, Virginia’s WDBJ-TV in August 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Slain reporter’s father takes on Facebook over violent video

Slain reporter’s father takes on Facebook over violent video

 

The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Richard Drew
The logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Richard Drew
Canadian rapper Powfu. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Bedroom rapper Powfu’s TikTok hit ‘Death Bed’ passes 1 billion Spotify plays

Joins exclusive group of Canadians with billion-play tracks on Spotify

Canadian rapper Powfu. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
FILE - This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. (AP Photos/File)

AP says it is reviewing social media policies after firing

Journalists want more clarity in what can be said on forums like Twitter and Facebook

  • May 25, 2021
FILE - This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. (AP Photos/File)
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine page is seen on a computer screen in Beijing. China’s internet watchdog said Friday, May 21, 2021, it had found Bytedance’s Douyin, Microsoft Bing, LinkedIn and 102 other apps were engaged in improper collection and use of data and ordered them to fix the problem.(AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

China authorities name 105 apps for improper data practices

Crackdown comes as Chinese government itself collects information about its citizens on massive scale

  • May 21, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine page is seen on a computer screen in Beijing. China’s internet watchdog said Friday, May 21, 2021, it had found Bytedance’s Douyin, Microsoft Bing, LinkedIn and 102 other apps were engaged in improper collection and use of data and ordered them to fix the problem.(AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Defenders, critic of Bill C-10 clash over limits for shared social media content

Defenders, critic of Bill C-10 clash over limits for shared social media content

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, left, speaks with Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during the Tusk Conservation Awards at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Much of the popular support Liu, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the U.K., and his colleagues seem to enjoy on Twitter has, in fact, been manufactured, an AP and Oxford Internet Institute investigation found. More than one in ten retweets of Chinese diplomats came from accounts Twitter suspended for breaking platform rules, which bar manipulation. (Stuart C. Wilson/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Twitter’s suspensions did not stop pro-China amplification machine

China’s ambassador to the United Kingdom

  • May 12, 2021
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, left, speaks with Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during the Tusk Conservation Awards at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Much of the popular support Liu, who recently stepped down as China’s ambassador to the U.K., and his colleagues seem to enjoy on Twitter has, in fact, been manufactured, an AP and Oxford Internet Institute investigation found. More than one in ten retweets of Chinese diplomats came from accounts Twitter suspended for breaking platform rules, which bar manipulation. (Stuart C. Wilson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 file photo, the logo of Apple is illuminated at a store in the city center of Munich, Germany. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matthias Schrader

Dependent on social media’s marketing power, small businesses worry over iOS changes

Dependent on social media’s marketing power, small businesses worry over iOS changes

In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020 file photo, the logo of Apple is illuminated at a store in the city center of Munich, Germany. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matthias Schrader
Montreal Impact coach Thierry Henry reacts during the first half of the team’s MLS soccer match against Nashville SC, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. Former CF Montreal coach Thierry Henry says he is quitting social media until the platforms are properly regulated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Adam Hunger

Former Montreal coach Thierry Henry quits social media, says more regulation needed

Henry has 2.7 million followers on Instagram and 2.3 million on Twitter

Montreal Impact coach Thierry Henry reacts during the first half of the team’s MLS soccer match against Nashville SC, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. Former CF Montreal coach Thierry Henry says he is quitting social media until the platforms are properly regulated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Adam Hunger
People, wearing face masks as a precaution for COVID-19, watch their smartphones as they walk down stairs in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 8, 2021. While TV, radio and print interviews have contributed to new-found fame for some of Canada’s medical experts, others have seen their popularity soar because of their social media presence.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man

How social media helped COVID experts become household names during pandemic

Experts have found various ways of achieving success on social media since last March

People, wearing face masks as a precaution for COVID-19, watch their smartphones as they walk down stairs in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 8, 2021. While TV, radio and print interviews have contributed to new-found fame for some of Canada’s medical experts, others have seen their popularity soar because of their social media presence.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man
The Twitter Canada office in Toronto is shown in this undated handout photo. Twitter Inc. will be bulking up on Canadian talent this year with a hiring spree meant to add dozens of engineers in the country to its staff. The San Francisco, Calif.-based social media giant said Thursday that it plans to form its first Canadian engineering hub with at least 24 new workers it will soon hire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Twitter Canada

Twitter to launch engineering hub in Canada with dozens of hires this year

Twitter says technical talent has been evolving in the Canada recently

The Twitter Canada office in Toronto is shown in this undated handout photo. Twitter Inc. will be bulking up on Canadian talent this year with a hiring spree meant to add dozens of engineers in the country to its staff. The San Francisco, Calif.-based social media giant said Thursday that it plans to form its first Canadian engineering hub with at least 24 new workers it will soon hire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Twitter Canada
The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square on March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Richard Drew

Canada, Australia agree to co-ordinate efforts on regulation of online platforms

Canada, Australia agree to co-ordinate efforts on regulation of online platforms

The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square on March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Richard Drew
FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America’s small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Though stripped of his Twitter account for inciting rebellion, President Donald Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Social media crackdown continues after siege of US Capitol

Twitter suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far right QAnon conspiracy

  • Jan 12, 2021
FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America’s small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Though stripped of his Twitter account for inciting rebellion, President Donald Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Though stripped of his Twitter account for inciting rebellion, President Donald Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Right-wing app Parler booted off internet over ties to siege

Right-wing app Parler booted off internet over ties to siege

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looks at his phone during a roundtable with governors on the reopening of America's small businesses, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Though stripped of his Twitter account for inciting rebellion, President Donald Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Biden story furor

Twitter initially banned users from sharing links to article

  • Oct 16, 2020
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada Dominic LeBlanc speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. LeBlanc says there is no magic legislative bullet to control objectionable content on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

No ‘magic bullet’ to solve toxic social-media content, LeBlanc says

Internet and social-media platforms must be a home for free speech

President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada Dominic LeBlanc speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. LeBlanc says there is no magic legislative bullet to control objectionable content on social media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
CEOs of 3 social media giants to testify at Senate hearing

CEOs of 3 social media giants to testify at Senate hearing

CEOs of 3 social media giants to testify at Senate hearing

CEOs of 3 social media giants to testify at Senate hearing