World Russia Russia’s YouTube vloggers are setting chocolate bars on fire because they say the country’s candy is suspiciously flammable. Now Russian health authorities are investigating. Rospotrebnadzor, Russia's consumer rights body, has acknowledged the chocolate-burning videos spreading across social media and causing alarm. Some vloggers reported a plastic-like smell when the chocolate burned and were surprised that it had even caught alight. They also compared brands from different countries. Rospotrebnadzor said laboratory tests of the chocolate brands used in the videos had been arranged. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 51 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary But Rospotrebnadzor also noted that food which burns is “a natural physicochemical process, the intensity of which … [Read more...] about Hot Chocolate: Russia’s YouTubers Are Setting Candy Bars on Fire to Make a Point
The woman who shot three people at YouTube's headquarters was prolific at producing videos and posting them online, many of them bizarre, such as a clip in which she removes a revealing purple dress to expose fake, strapped-on breasts with the message, "Don't Trust Your Eyes." In others, Nasim Aghdam (na-SEEM AG-dahm) exercises, promotes animal rights and explains the vegan diet, often in elaborate costumes or carrying a rabbit. The videos have become central to the motive authorities have settled on for the shooting: Aghdam's anger with the policies of YouTube — the world's biggest online video website. Nasim Aghdam, an Iranian native who was in her late 30s, posted the videos under the online name Nasime Sabz, and a website in that name decried YouTube's policies, saying the company was trying to "suppress" content creators. A look at the events leading up to the shooting at YouTube Headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. (Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018) "Youtube filtered my … [Read more...] about YouTube Shooter’s Bizarre Videos Key to Suspected Motive
POLITICS 04/04/2018 03:53 am ET "Calm down and think before you spout off on serious issues," wrote one commenter. By Lee Moran 7.3k 33 Donald Trump Jr. sparked anger online after he used Tuesday’s fatal shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, as an excuse to bash liberals. San Diego resident Nasim Aghdam, 39, allegedly shot several people with a handgun before killing herself on Tuesday afternoon. A motive for the shooting is still under investigation. In the wake of the attack, President Donald Trump’s eldest son wrote this muddled message on Twitter: You think there’s any chance whatsoever that a mass shooters hateful Instagram and YouTube channels would be pulled immediately if they were NRA members as opposed to liberal Vegan PETA activists? Asking for a few million friends in the @NRA— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 4, 2018 The post drew ire from fellow tweeters, who criticized Trump Jr. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. Uses YouTube Shooting To Make Incoherent Rant About The Left
POLITICS 04/04/2018 09:16 am ET “Would anyone be surprised?” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) guessed amid early news coverage of the shooting. By Hayley Miller 780 28 Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) speculated that the person who opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, might be “an illegal immigrant” immediately after the first news reports of the attack. The Republican lawmaker offered his premature thoughts during an appearance on the Fox Business Network Tuesday afternoon, hours before police identified the shooter. “You were going to discuss with me about sanctuary cities and the sanctuary state movement, and it fits right into what you’re talking about right now,” Rohrabacher told host David Asman, when asked for comment on the shooting. Rohrabacher went on to link the shooter to “criminal illegal aliens” as the network’s chyron was characterizing the news … [Read more...] about GOP Rep. Speculated ‘Criminal Illegal Aliens’ Were Behind YouTube Shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube often takes action against videos that violate its guidelines, and has well-established procedures for doing so. The "YouTubers" who produce videos and post them on the site aren't always happy about its decisions, but their discontent rarely leads to violence.That may have changed Tuesday, when Nasim Aghdam — herself a YouTuber — shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, before killing herself.The 39-year-old told family members that she believed the company was suppressing her videos, which included segments about veganism, animal cruelty and exercise, along with glamour shots of herself. YouTube had no comment about any actions related to Aghdam's videos.But Aghdam's father said his daughter was angry that YouTube stopped paying for videos she posted on the platform and warned police she might go to the company's headquarters. Here's a brief explanation of YouTube's video policies and the steps it can … [Read more...] about What causes YouTube to take down videos?