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Humans Will Review Video From Most Popular YouTube Creators

Google said Tuesday evening that it will impose tougher requirements on which video creators can make money from ads

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    YouTube Star Apologizes for Video of Apparent Suicide

    American YouTube vlogger and actor Logan Paul faced severe criticism after he posted a video that appeared to show a dead body in a Japanese forest known for suicide attempts.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018)

    Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.

    The videos being targeted are ones Google packages to advertisers as "preferred" content. While Google has had human reviewers before, it relies heavily on software to flag potential problems. YouTube was criticized for moving too slowly after one of its stars, Logan Paul, posted video of what appears to be a suicide victim.

    Google said Tuesday evening that it will impose tougher requirements on which video creators can make money from ads.

    Advertisers don't want their ads — YouTube's lifeblood — running next to troubling videos. Last year, Google promised to be more vigilant about stopping terrorist propaganda and extremist content, including using human reviewers. Weird videos aimed at children have also worried advertisers.

    Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    [NATL] Colorado Man Charged With Five Counts of Murder in Deaths of Wife and Daughters

    Christopher Lee Watts was charged with five counts of murder Monday for the deaths of his wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters Bella and Celeste. Watts had initially pleaded publicly that his wife and daughters had gone missing. Their bodies were discovered on the property of the oil and natural gas company Watts worked for. The D.A. said that it's "too early" to discuss whether prosecutors would seek the death penalty.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 20, 2018)