YouTube Canada Reveals the top videos of 2017


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

As if it isn't hard enough to run a platform that serves up a billion hours of video per day across the globe, YouTube also has to contend with all sorts of problematic content uploaded to its site - from terrorist propaganda to disturbing material disguised as cartoons for children, the company has plenty to sift through.

"Now, we are applying the lessons we've learned from our work fighting violent extremism content over the a year ago in order to tackle other problematic content". You can see the "anonymous" DJ throughout the video, demonstrating how completely mello has dominated pop-culture and dance music in 2017.

- Seven minutes and 16 seconds of incredible table tennis trick shots. It was so good it got her the Golden Buzzer treatment, sending her straight to the live shows. This time, it was his debut on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke", in which we learned Sheeran could stuff 55 Maltesers into his mouth at one time and that he doesn't own a cellphone. Some material, like images of animal abuse, are acceptable on the site, likely because they might be posted to draw attention to the issue, but others, like a comment that reads, "Someone shoot Trump", are a no-no.

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- This animated short film about a closeted boy who fears being outed by his own heart will melt your heart. It was watched just over one billion times. The collaboration between Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - and featuring Justin Bieber - has logged almost 4.5 billion views, the only video to surpass the 4-billion views threshold. No surprise here: "Despacito" took the crown. The video-streaming juggernaut has released "The Shape of 2017", this year's iteration of its annual YouTube Rewind video, rounding up the biggest music, trends, memes and characters from 2017, based on views, shares, comments and likes. Also worth noting is that six of the top 10 are sung in Spanish.