What Was Ireland Watching on YouTube in 2017 — YouTube Rewind

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YouTube Canada has revealed the country's most popular videos for 2017, and this year's victor is the horrifying footage of a sea lion in B.C. swiftly pulling a little girl into the water.

"I was just panicking, actually", he said.

Explaining the system, YouTube said it bans content which "promotes violence or has the primary objective of inciting hatred against individuals or groups based on certain attributes", as well as "content meant to recruit for terrorist organizations, incite violence, celebrate terrorist attacks, or otherwise promote acts of terrorism".

Viewers all over the world flocked to YouTube to watch the shocking footage.

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Sea lion drags girl into Steveston waters was Canada's top trending video of 2017 on YouTube, followed by Eminem Rips Donald Trump in BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Cypher and Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Cam.

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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.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" took the win for the latter category, while "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi topped the former - two results that will surprise absolutely nobody.

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