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YouTube's top videos of 2017 include Ed Sheeran and masked singers

YouTube's top videos of 2017 include Ed Sheeran and masked singers

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has become one of the biggest platforms for new-age Internet celebrities and one-hit wonders alike.

If you needed further proof that Latin music is the boom genre in pop right now, take a look at YouTube's list of the top 10 most-watched videos of 2017. It has registered more than 119 million views.

It was forced to adopt additional screening measures last month on its kid-friendly platform, YouTube Kids, after reports showed numerous videos there contained profanity and violence. This year's offering, "The Shape of 2017", has a music theme - and it's set to some of 2017's most popular songs.

The masked performer was a contestant on Thailand's aptly named singing competition show "The Mask Singer".

By 2018, Google (GOOGL) aims to have more than 10,000 people "working to address content that might violate our policies", YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in a blog post. The entire list is men, even though women definitely produced some great music and quality videos to match.

Record-setting 17-foot python caught in Florida Everglades
But since the 1980s, released snakes and their offspring have preyed on mammals, birds and reptiles native to Florida. He grabbed the snake and quickly shot her in the head, killing her instantly. 'There's no natural predators too'.

- This 12-year-old singing ventriloquist's awesome performance on "America's Got Talent". Farmer went on to be crowned champion of the season when it finished in September.

- Lady Gaga's Super Bowl LI halftime performance.

From the same channel that overdubbed scenes from movies like Twilight and Star Wars comes this comedic and fictitious lip reading of President Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony. Its machine learning algorithms have helped remove more than 150,000 videos from YouTube since June that depict violent extremism.

- Ed Sheeran made the list twice. That is, until a toddler jovially entered the room and began tugging at his arm.

Justin Bieber set new records this year - his remix of Despacito, along with his appearance on DJ Khaled's I'm The One mean that the Biebs can now lay claim to 4 videos that have broken the one billion view threshold.


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