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Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

Google to Strengthen Monitoring of Fake News and Illegal Content on YouTube

SEOUL, July 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content, South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Friday, citing a Google executive. Google’s Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of [...]

Google to Correct Unfair Subscription Practices for YouTube Premium Service in S. Korea

Google to Correct Unfair Subscription Practices for YouTube Premium Service in S. Korea

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Google LLC will correct unfair subscription practices related to its YouTube Premium service in South Korea, Seoul’s telecommunications regulator said Thursday. Local consumers will be able to cancel the YouTube Premium service immediately and will be eligible for refunds based on their remaining subscription period, the Korea Communications Commission [...]

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

Historical Distortion of Japan’s Forced Labor Spreads Across YouTube

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Industrial Heritage Information Center in Tokyo, criticized for distorting historical facts related to forced labor on Hashima Island — also known as Gunkanjima — turned out to be the tip of the iceberg as fake information on history regarding forced labor by Imperial Japan continues to spread online. [...]

First-person Football Videos Gaining Popularity on YouTube

First-person Football Videos Gaining Popularity on YouTube

SEOUL, June 8 (Korea Bizwire) — YouTube videos of people playing football from a player’s standpoint are going viral among football fans as the coronavirus is forcing people away from the sport. The videos offer an enjoyable experience to football enthusiasts as if they are actually playing on the field. Searching for ‘first-person football player’ [...]

BTS’ ‘DNA’ Music Video Tops 1 bln YouTube Views

BTS’ ‘DNA’ Music Video Tops 1 bln YouTube Views

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The music video of BTS’ 2017 hit song “DNA” topped 1 billion YouTube views on Monday, becoming the band’s first music video to surpass that milestone. “DNA,” the lead track of BTS’ 2017 album “Love Yourself: Her,” achieved the feat early Monday morning, according to the band’s label-management agency [...]

BIGBANG’s 2nd Documentary Featuring Taeyang to Hit YouTube Next Week

BIGBANG’s 2nd Documentary Featuring Taeyang to Hit YouTube Next Week

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The second documentary film by iconic K-pop band BIGBANG will hit YouTube next week, featuring member Taeyang, in the runup to the band’s upcoming music release, its agency said Monday. The first episode of the eight-part documentary, “White Night,” will hit BIGBANG’s official YouTube channel on May 18. Each [...]

TWICE Wants to Send Message of Hope with Upcoming YouTube Original Documentary

TWICE Wants to Send Message of Hope with Upcoming YouTube Original Documentary

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — An upcoming YouTube original series documenting K-pop girl group TWICE’s struggles before its debut up till its record-setting global ascent could give a message of hope, the band said Tuesday. The eight-episode documentary series, “TWICE: Seize the Light,” will hit YouTube on Wednesday as the global video streaming service’s [...]