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Logan Paul video insensitive way to address suicide

Logan Paul video insensitive way to address suicide

By Vincent Gullo III | Staff Columnist 1/18/18  From the innumerable amount of internet stars, there have been few that have been more difficult to embrace than Vine-star-turned-YouTube-sensation Logan Paul. At just the age of 22, Paul has amassed over 3 billion views on his videos, along with a whopping 15 million subscribers. Creating content […]

PewDiePie needs to grow up, learn from past mistakes

PewDiePie needs to grow up, learn from past mistakes

By Bryanna McDermott | Asst. Photo Editor 09/21/17 Editor’s Note: This article discusses racial hate and references derogatory and harmful slurs. It has not been Felix Kjellberg’s year. The YouTuber, better known as Pewdiepie on the video-sharing platform, has garnered 57.3 million followers, making Kjellberg YouTube’s most subscribed to channel. However, he is anything but […]

YouTube channel h3h3productions wins fair use lawsuit

YouTube channel h3h3productions wins fair use lawsuit

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor On Aug. 23, Ethan and Hila Klein of the YouTube channel h3h3productions won a year-and-a-half-long lawsuit filed against them by Matt Hosseinzadeh, otherwise known as Matt Hoss of the channel MattHossZone. Hoss’ original complaint, filed April 2016, alleged that the Kleins infringed on his copyright, later adding the charges […]

YouTube accused of hiding LGBT content

YouTube accused of hiding LGBT content

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor A while ago (no specific or general date can be found), YouTube launched YouTube Restricted Mode, an extra method of protection for browsing the video-sharing website. In a support video designed to explain what the feature is and how to use it, the company explained that “You can […]

Lawsuit against famed video game critic resolves

Lawsuit against famed video game critic resolves

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor Last Tuesday Feb. 21, a year-long lawsuit against video game journalist Jim Sterling finally ended. Romine v. Stanton was dismissed with prejudice after both parties agreed to not continue with the case. As a brief primer, Stanton, better known as Jim Sterling, covered one of Romine’s games back […]

YouTube Heroes proves villainous to users

YouTube Heroes proves villainous to users

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Last Tuesday, popular video-sharing site YouTube announced a new initiative called “YouTube Heroes.” The program is designed to incentivize the average YouTube user to help out with some of the more mundane aspects of site maintenance, such as adding subtitles to videos, moderating the YouTube Help forum and flagging […]

YouTube at center of censorship debate

YouTube at center of censorship debate

By Craig Taylor | staff writer Over the past week, hundreds of people who make a living off of posting videos on YouTube discovered that many of their videos had stopped collecting advertising revenue after being deemed not “advertiser-friendly” by the site. Initially, it was thought that YouTube had suddenly begun demonetizing videos overnight, but […]

Fine Brothers make fine mess with copyright attempt

Fine Brothers make fine mess with copyright attempt

By Zachary Landau | The Duquesne Duke Two weeks ago, online producers, writers and directors the Fine Brothers announced that they were in the middle of trademarking the word “React” in relation to their most successful series of videos that follow the moniker “X React to Y.” This series, which is composed of over 400 […]

YouTube injustice! Animators shortchanged

YouTube injustice! Animators shortchanged

By Sean Ray | a&e editor The monetization of YouTube is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of the world’s most popular video sharing site. Everyone goes through waiting for an ad to finish so they can watch their favorite YouTuber. However, YouTube’s monetization policies have a serious problem that cannot be ignored. People are being […]

DU hits social media milestone

DU hits social media milestone

By Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke Thanks to a 241 percent surge in Duquesne’s social media following, the University’s official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube pages have accumulated a collective 10,000 followers. All four of Duquesne’s social media outlets are monitored and updated by Duquesne’s Office of Public Affairs. David Jakielo, a former Duquesne […]