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2005

YouTube

YouTube, launched in 2005, has grown to become one of the largest social media platforms in the world.

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YouTube is an online video sharing and social media platform launched in February 2005 currently owned by Google. With more than one billion monthly users, it is the second most visited website overall. As of 2020, users upload more than 500 hours of content per minute. YouTube has a substantial impact on popular culture, internet trends, and the creation of celebrities. With such global influence and power, debates around the type of content allowed have sparked political controversies.