Scott Nover
Scott Nover
Social media reporter for @Adweek • Press freedom writer, http://pressing.substack.com • Longreads in: The Atlantic, Vox, Washington Post • Signal (202) 430-6009Source
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Charlie Bit Me won't be leaving YouTube after all

Charlie Bit Me won't be leaving YouTube after all

The viral YouTube video Charlie Bit Me sold on May 23 as a non-fungible token (NFT) for about $761,000, with the creators offering to remove the original clip from the video platform forever. But the internet needs not fear. Charlie Bit Me will remain on YouTube, says Howard Davies-Carr, the father of the now-famous children featured in the video. The video has racked up 884 million views since it was first uploaded in 2007. “After the auction we connected with the buyer, who ended up deciding to keep the video on YouTube,” Davies-Carr told Quartz. “The buyer felt that the video is an...

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The Government Sues to Break Up Facebook

The Government Sues to Break Up Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general filed separate lawsuits against Facebook Wednesday, calling it an illegal monopoly that needs to be broken up. The complaints argue that Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp illegally to stifle competition in the social media marketplace and calls for the company to divest from these popular applications, which have become key business units in recent years. “For nearly a decade, Facebook has used its dominance and monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users,” said...

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