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YouTube makes it easier for creators to address copyright claims

Sponsored Links Anatoliy Sizov via Getty Images YouTube’s copyright claims system can be a headache for creators. Content ID — the platform’s automated cross-checking system — is often overzealous in demonetizing or removing videos. Plus, filing disputes against erroneous claims isn’t a clear-cut process and gives copyright holders the final say in most situations. YouTube…

How Twitch started to lose its grip on video game streaming

For the longest time, Twitch was the undisputed champ of video game live streaming. The Amazon-owned platform has the highest number of ‘broadcasters’ and, more importantly, viewers watching, chatting and donating in real-time. For most full-time streamers, switching to any other platform felt like economic suicide. Then, on August 1st, the most popular and recognizable…

How Disinformation Hacks Your Brain

How Disinformation Hacks Your Brain

Three years ago, Edgar Welch sent a text message to a friend announcing he was “Raiding a pedo ring, possibly sacraficing [sic] the lives of a few for the lives of many.” Two days later, he drove 350 miles to a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor called Comet Ping Pong and entered with a .38 revolver…

Bringing New Voices into the Sciences

Bringing New Voices into the Sciences

In March 2019, the founding cohort of New Voices, a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine dedicated to promoting new and diverse voices to solve national and global challenges, hosted a public panel of leaders from multiple sectors on diversity in science, engineering and medicine. Convened at the National Academy of…

Wikipedia wins its battle against censorship in Turkey

Sponsored Links tomch via Getty Images Two years ago, Turkey banned Wikipedia after the site refused to remove content tying the country to terrorist groups. That decision was reversed today in the nation’s highest court, which called the ruling a violation of freedom of expression, and ordered the site to be unblocked. The timeframe isn’t…