RealScreen: PBS Digital Studios launches food-focused YouTube channel PBS Zest

RealScreen: PBS Digital Studios launches food-focused YouTube channel PBS Zest. “PBS Digital Studios has launched its food-focused, documentary-style YouTube channel PBS Zest as part of the studio’s ‘themed channel strategy,’ which will bring together curated content from PBS member stations across the U.S.”

Digiday: With an influencer advisory board, Clorox is changing up its YouTube advertising strategy

Digiday: With an influencer advisory board, Clorox is changing up its YouTube advertising strategy. “The Clorox Company is building an influencer advisory council. The company is aiming to use the council, which will be comprised of hundreds of influencers, to help it better understand the type of content that will resonate with such individuals and their audiences. The consumer goods company also wants to fashion a more collaborative content-creation arrangement between these influencers and its organization.”

MakeUseOf: Searching for the Right YouTube Channel Gets Easier With These 5 Sites

MakeUseOf: Searching for the Right YouTube Channel Gets Easier With These 5 Sites. “YouTube has got a lot better but it’s still tough to search for the best channels. You can find a YouTube channel without knowing the name but it’s often thanks to serendipity or recommendations. YouTube’s own algorithm that suggests videos isn’t perfect either. So, how do you take control of your own YouTube search? Master YouTube’s advanced search to begin with. Or, take the lazy option of using the recommendation sites below.”

The Verge: YouTube advertisers blindsided by climate change denial videos

The Verge: YouTube advertisers blindsided by climate change denial videos. “YouTube has been recommending and serving ads against videos that feature denial of or misinformation about climate change, according to a new report. The identified videos had 21.1 million views between them and might be suggested to users after a search for ‘climate change,’ ‘global warming,’ or the conspiracy theory ‘climate manipulation.'”

TechCrunch: YouTube launches Profile cards that show a user’s comment history

TechCrunch: YouTube launches Profile cards that show a user’s comment history. “Last September, YouTube began testing a new feature called profile cards, which showed a user’s public information and comment history on the current channel. The feature was touted as a way for creators to more easily identify their biggest fans by offering easy access to their past comments. Now, YouTube is launching the product to the general public, initially on Android.”

Content Moderation At Scale Is Impossible: YouTube Says That Frank Capra’s US Government WWII Propaganda Violates Community Guidelines (Techdirt)

Techdirt: Content Moderation At Scale Is Impossible: YouTube Says That Frank Capra’s US Government WWII Propaganda Violates Community Guidelines. “The film, which gives a US government-approved history of the lead up to World War II includes a bunch of footage of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Obviously, it wasn’t done to glorify them. The idea is literally the opposite. However, as you may recall, last summer when everyone was getting mad (again) at YouTube for hosting ‘Nazi’ content, YouTube updated its policies to ban ‘videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology.’ We already covered how this was shutting down accounts of history professors. And, now, it’s apparently leading them to take US propaganda offline as well.”