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Google AdSense is bugging out over a sex column about farts

Ever heard of the expression “pick your battles”?

On Nov 11, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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YouTube’s free speech problem

YouTube users are finding that the site's policies are ripe for misuse.

On Jun 8, 2014 by Rob Price

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Here are the Web’s worst April Fools’ jokes

A day once given to silly pranks is now little more than a branding bonanza.

On Apr 1, 2014 by Miles Klee

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With AdSense, virality is a blessing and a curse

When content creators experience a sudden spike in popularity, things get complicated.

On Jan 27, 2014 by Michelle Jaworski

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Do you have what it takes to become a professional toilet reviewer?

Hey, a byline is a byline.

On Nov 14, 2013 by Miles Klee

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I cheated YouTube for 5 months and finally got caught

The final tally? 505,791 views, 17 comments, 18 likes, and 22 dislikes, nearly all of them phony. 

On Sep 30, 2013 by Chase Hoffberger

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I reported this site to Google for crowdsourcing racism

See how long it took for AdSense to pull its support.

On Sep 11, 2013 by Lorraine Murphy

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YouTuber’s ad money cut off because he was too popular

Jeff "Pleated-Jeans" Wysaski had to start a new channel after YouTube wrongly accused him of faking views.

On Jun 11, 2013 by Michelle Jaworski

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That “Rappin’ for Jesus” video is obviously fake

The low-tech music video finds a pastor named Jim Colerick and his wife rapping about their relationship with Jesus Christ, and it's racked up more than 600,000 views, thanks to outrageous language.

On Feb 13, 2013 by Chase Hoffberger

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Dot Dot Dot: How will the Internet govern itself?

It's the early (yet critical) days of figuring out how to govern—and legislate—the Internet. 

On Dec 6, 2012 by Nicholas White

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YouTubers banned from Google AdSense share their stories

If you or your YouTube viewers flood Google AdSense with clicks in a short period of time, your account can be permanently banned.

On Dec 4, 2012 by Michelle Jaworski

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Third parties pump you full of cookies, not in a good way

In other words, they know what you do on the internet.

On Jun 27, 2012 by Kevin Collier

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TV reference site brings back rape tropes

Despite pressure from advertisers, TV Tropes has brought its rape tropes pages back.

On Jun 27, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini

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Gaming network returns to YouTube

Curse Network is back and open for business.

On Jun 5, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh

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YouTubers ask: Why did Google kill Curse Network?

After investing in Machinima, the search giant revoked the AdSense account for competitor Curse Network, prompting cries of foul play.  

On Jun 1, 2012 by Fruzsina Eördögh