Launched in 2005 as a platform for sharing videos, YouTube was bought by Google (now Alphabet) in 2006. It has developed a sizable community of content producers who operate channels covering subjects like gaming, tech reviews, and beauty. Additionally, it contains entertainment materials like music videos, movie trailers, and snippets from late-night television programs. Problems have arisen despite YouTube's explosive growth. The majority of the time, YouTubers are paid by the ads that appear before their videos, but if they violate the platform's policies, both their channels and their videos may lose their revenue.