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YouTube’s New Update To Help Creators

Spammers have recently caused YouTube some problems. Several well-known creators, including Jacksepticeye and MKBHD, published videos earlier this year showing the endless swarms of bad actors that respond to other commentators with false freebies and other tactics. In response to these complaints, YouTube has unveiled a few additional modifications to slow the trend.

There are three new regulations. First, channels won’t be able to hide their subscriber count. Tactic spammers sometimes employ to disguise themselves. So that you can quickly confirm that a channel is who they say they are by looking at its subscriber count.

Second, the kind and amount of special characters that can be used in channel names are being restricted by YouTube. Another spammer tactic that is frequently employed in conjunction with hidden subscriber counts. 

Basically, spammers use special characters to create recognizable names for channels to make them appear genuine. An instance is using the name “¥ouⓉube” for your channel to resemble the official YouTube account. 

Reducing the number of special characters reduces the options they have to do so.

Third, YouTube is making the improved comment moderation setting more widely available. This setting was first tested earlier this year. The platform’s moderation tools now allow all creators to switch the “increasing strictness” setting under the “held for review” tab. YouTube claims that this will reduce the amount of spam and fraudulent comments, but there is always a chance that stricter filters will result in more false positives.

Even though there have just been a few minor adjustments, it is encouraging to see that YouTube is continuously trying to fix this issue.

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