By Abby Hopkins
Youtube has always been a platform that has issues, yes that can get better over time but underneath the perfect looking recommendation page, there is problems. It isn't everyday however that the CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks out about it.
She published a blog post recently addressing some of creators’ biggest concerns and frustrations, including copyright claims removing ads from their videos, the site’s trending section not showing some of the most popular uploads, and comments being removed for family vloggers.
It’s clear from Wojcicki’s blog that addressing the community’s most consistent complaints was a top priority — and chief among those is copyright claims.
Copyright claims on videos, which lead to YouTubers not earning ad revenue, are a constant source of aggravation. Many of the situations that Wojcicki indirectly refers to in the blog post are from top creators, like Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, who has spoken about losing out on ad revenue because a brief clip of copyrighted music was played. His case led H3H3’s Ethan Klein — who Wojcicki sat down with recently to hear concerns — to label this period as one of the “worst eras on YouTube” when it comes to copyright claims.
By Joshua Caldwell
Nintendo has shared a list of the top 15 best-selling eShop games of April 2019 in Europe, showing off the sheer diversity offered by the system's lineup as a result.
The list features first party Nintendo greats, Indie favorites, third party heavy hitters, and pretty much everything in between. Who'd have thought Mario, Skyrim, and Final Fantasy VII would ever be sitting next to each other on a Nintendo system ranking?
The list below is based on the number of Nintendo eShop downloads in European territories during the whole month:
2.) Super Mario Odyssey
3.) The Elder ScrollsV: Skyrim
4.) Enter the Gungeon
5.) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
6.) Final Fantasy VII
7.) Rocket League
8.) Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition
10.) FIFA 19
11.) Mario = Rabbids Kingdom Battle
12.) Overcooked 2
13.) Stardew Valley
14.) Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
15.) Octopath Traveler
By Bradley Reber
Hello Everyone, Recently in the news has been New York City’s Epidemic of the Measles Virus. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency in an attempt to curb a measles outbreak that continues to spread among the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There has been an order for Children to get Vaccines to cull this massive outbreak. A Public Health Emergency has been declared as it continues. The current outbreak began in October 2018 when an unvaccinated child became infected with the disease on a visit to Israel. It has also led to 15 cases in Orange County, New York and 168 cases in Rockland County, New York, CNN reported. We here at WPPB Urge you to stay safe and get vaccinated to avoid the harm of the spreading virus. Thank you.
By Jaylen Robinson
You don't need to know much of KSI to see that his name has been popping up a bit more in the past two years than ever before.
His fight with Joe Weller already brought him into YouTube history as it has been one of the most streamed events of the platform. His fight with Logan Paul didn't go as expected for him after the groundbreaking tie in their boxing match last year. This year, KSI doesn't know yet who he is going to be taking on in the ring but, his music is expected to have a bigger impact than his boxing ever did.
On April 12th, KSI will be dropping a new album with his rap colleague Randolph. Throughout the years, KSI has been labeled as the "YouTube Rapper" which basically means that he is the guy who just raps to get views on the platform, or just raps for his growing fanbase.
I believe that this year will be the year that KSI will begin to grown his rap fanbase along with his current following on YouTube to hopefully throw away that label. Listening to all the music that he has released this year so far, I don't expect KSI's album to be any less than great. It looks like 2019 as a whole will be the year that KSI will get his name out across the globe rather than just the UK.
If you love to laugh and want to listen to some good rap music from the UK, I suggest giving KSI a try!
by Stephen Boyer
Scientist using the Event horizon Telescope was finally able to take an image of a black hole, the first ever of its kind. "We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole," said Shepard Doeleman. That's because black holes have been thought impossible to see for a long time. because their gravity is so extreme that nothing, not even light, can escape. The image aligns with expectations of what a black hole should look like based on Einstein's general theory of relativity, which predicts how space-time is warped. The team hopes that with more analysis they will be able to solve long-standing mysteries about black holes.
By Bradley Reber
Hey Everyone it’s Bradley here for WPPB News. Just recently Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer discussed his new Record Store Day release with Chad Smith, featuring covers of the T. Rex classics “Jeepster” and “Monolith.” This album was suppose to feature The Foo Fighters and U2. Unfortunatly they never heard back about the tribute album. Klinghoffer told The Jewish Journal, “I believe it started with Zak Starkey asking Chad to be a part of a T. Rex tribute record he was putting together. We did the songs in a couple of days and sent them along. I think about a year went by and we never heard about that tribute coming together, so we figured we’d throw them out ourselves, with the gracious help of ORG!”
Variety Also reported in early October 2018:
“The legacy of Marc Bolan and T. Rex will be celebrated in extravagant fashion next year, when BMG will release a tribute album — for which U2, Foo Fighters, Elton John and others are recording tracks — and documentary honoring the singer. Veteran producer Hal Willner (Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Laurie Anderson, “Saturday Night Live”) is helming the set. The project is a companion to a T. Rex documentary coming from the company’s film division, which CEO Hartwig Masuch spoke with Variety about early this year. Other performers slated for the set include Joan Jett, Nick Cave, Perry Farrell, Soft Cell singer Marc Almond, Kesha and Borns. A source tells Variety that U2 have recorded T. Rex’s biggest hit, 1971’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” for the set.” That will be all for todays News post Check in soon for another.
By Jaylen Robinson
So if you don’t know much about the UK, I’m gonna tell you two things that you need to know about this artist that is quickly getting a rise to fame quickly over there now. His name is Dave, yes, just Dave. Even though his name doesn’t sound mainstream his music very much is. Dave is a lyrical rapper looking to get his message out to the world by expressing it musically.He dropped his newest album Psychodrama and it honestly is full of music that lyrical listeners would love. He gives off such a serious but positive vibe towards his music and that’s what I like about him most honestly. It’s kind of overrating when I say this but I would say Dave is the J.Cole or Kendrick Lamar of the UK, but the reason I go that far is because not many artist in the UK take the lyrical approach, and I’m more than glad that Dave is taking it to a whole other level. Dave’s newest album psychodrama is out now and available on all platforms, if you’re into lyrical rap as much as I am, I suggest heavily that you give it a listen. Thanks for reading.
By Joshua Caldwell
Nintendo and The Pokemon Company finally pulled back the curtain on Pokemon Sword and Shield, the series' eighth-generations titles for Switch, during February's anticipated Pokemon Direct presentation. On top of revealing details about the games' setting, we got our first look at the brand-new trio of starter Pokemon players will be able to choose from in the upcoming titles.
Just as in previous Pokemon games, players will be presented with a choice of three different Pokemon when they first begin their adventure in Sword and Shield. This time around, the options will be the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble
No other new Pokemon have been revealed yet, but we did get a glimpse at a ton of returning Pokemon, including a handful from Sun and Moon--you can see all the Sword and Shield Pokemon in our gallery. Sword and Shield are set in the new Galar region, which appears to be based on Britain and spans idyllic countryside, rustic towns, and snowy mountains.
Pokemon Sword and Shield are being directed by Shigeru Ohmori, who also served as director of Sun and Moon. Based on the footage revealed thus far, Sword and Shield appear to be much more traditional takes on the series than the recent Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee; random encounters seem to be back, and players will once again be able to battle wild Pokemon before capturing them. It's also been confirmed that Gyms are returning after they were dropped from Sun and Moon. We also spotted some mysterious symbols, though it's unclear what significance they have, if any.
By Bradley Reber
Hey everyone, Bradley I have some news and a big rant for you guys. Censorship. Nowadays we can’t do anything without having to censor something. Schools, workplace, that’s one thing. But things like our topic today, Steam, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all social media or things that we access on our free time should NOT be near as censored as they are today. My News for today is this; There is a new game that was submitted recently to Steam, the big PC gaming site that most people go to for their content. The game is controversially called Rape Day where you play as a sociopath that can violate women during the Zombie apocalypse. This game was constructed as to not violate what little rules Steam actually has, and with Steam’s Hands-Off approach allowing developers the creative freedom that they crave, and use to make and distribute any game they wish. This game was made to test that very policy and approach. However, it was denied for no specific reason besides protecting Valve’s image. With the growing trend of companies shutting up anyone they don’t agree with or don’t approve of like Youtube with their oh so famous, oh so memorable, demonetization. They take away anyone’s ability to speak their mind if Youtube doesn’t like what that creator is saying. For this bring my point of Rusty Cage, This creator is famous for the creation of The Knife Game and their songs respectfully. He made a song about a year ago titled The Noose Song as the songs name suggest it was a comical take on depression and suicide. It was taken down shortly after upload, but as the internet has its ways nothing truly fades. It was posted again by subscribers and it still remains today. This shows that companies like Youtube can suppress people if they want to. Why would they do that? They want to censor people from that which they deem “offending” and with everything going on today and people overreacting to the minor things, why do we keep censoring? What is the point of having the freedom to speak your mind if everyone has either suppressed or been suppressed for some unpopular opinion? We need to stop with this unnecessary censorship. We have driven ourselves into a hole that if we don't act soon we will all have to keep the same opinions and those who don't could face worse than demonetization. With even Valve’s Steam platform bending the knee to cater to those who can't handle others expression, how far do we have now before we can’t express ourselves?
By Stephen Boyer
On Friday 15th, Donald Trump, in a move to Bypass Congress, declared a National Emergency at the Southern border. This gives him the money he needs to build a wall, one of his central Campaign Promises. He announced this in a televised event in the Rose Garden, claiming he is protecting the country from drugs, criminals and, Illegal Immigration from Mexico.
The declaration gives the President 3.6 billion from military construction and 2.5 billion from counternarcotics programs. Combined with the 1.3 Billion Congress authorized for Trump on February 14th he has 8 Billion Dollars to work with, more than 2 Billion more than his original demand of 5.7 billion.
However, this move has faced some backlash, mostly from Democrats, who believe it is an unconstitutional move. “This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed president, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try and get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process,” Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer said in a joint statement. The 2 pledged to overturn the decision and asked for Republicans to join them. House Democrats plan to introduce a bill to reverse the presidents move but to reverse it would require getting passed in the Republican-controlled Senate.
But legislation isn't the only way Democrats plan to fight against the Declaration. Its expected some Democrats and activists will take it to courts. The white house can make arguments to justify its decision, but the court can decide they are stretching the intent of the law. White House Officials have rejected the idea that this creates a precedent for future presidents to ignore Congress. “It actually creates zero precedent” the White House chief of staff told reporters Friday morning. “This is an Authority given to the president in law already. It's not as if he didn't get what he wanted and waved a magic wand to get some money.” Previous Presidents have declared National Emergencies 58 times and 31 of these remain active. Trump was among many Republicans who criticized Former President Obama for abusing executive Authority after failing to win over Congress.