Spammers have recently caused YouTube some problems. A number of well-known producers, like MKBHD and Jacksepticeye, published films earlier this year showing the apparently unending swarms of evil actors that respond to other commentators with false freebies and other scams. In response to these criticisms, YouTube today unveiled a few additional modifications in an effort to slow the trend.
There are three fresh regulations. First, channels won’t be able to hide their subscriber count, which is a tactic spammers sometimes employ to disguise themselves. This is so that you can quickly confirm that a channel is who they claim they are by looking at their subscriber numbers (aka Big Name Content Creator X).
Second, the kind and quantity of special characters that can be used in channel names are being restricted by YouTube. This is another another spammer ploy that is frequently employed in conjunction with secret subscriber figures. Essentially, spammers use special characters to create recognizable names for channels in an effort to make them appear real. Using the name “YouTube” for your channel, for instance, in an effort to resemble the official YouTube account The alternatives available to them are diminished as special characters are used less frequently.
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 authors to switch the “increasing strictness” setting under the “hold for review” page. YouTube claims that this will reduce the amount of spam and fraudulent comments, but there is always a chance that tighter screening could result in more false positives.