Hot union political action online!

If you thought YouTube was full of sports clips, homemade music videos and animals falling into buckets, you’ll have to think again. The current top five of the Viral Video Chart all deal with two political issues: the Writers’ Guild of America strike, and the King of Spain telling Venezuela’s president to shut up.

For a quick, bite-sized introduction to how the American film and TV industries work, check out “Why we fight” and “Voices of Uncertainty” from the Writers’ Guild of America – while if you want to see Spanish royalty losing its cabeza, take a peek at “Por qué no te callas?”. Is YouTube growing up?

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