YouTube Deleting “Spam Subscribers”
YouTube have been trying to tackle the subject of spam for many years, with numerous attempts to stop click farms, farms full of various devices aimed to deliver bot subscriptions or stat boosts to creators who pay them money, and in general other non-legitimate subscriptions, or just fake subscriptions in general.
Two days ago, Team YouTube tweeted:
Some popular YouTubers began reacting to this immediately, with Pewdiepie claiming that this was the apocalypse. Rebecca Parham from “Let Me Explain Studios” reported a loss of three thousand subscribers in a tweet saying: “Buh bye, 3k spam subs. Certainly hope you were actually spam subs! Maybe you all better double check if you’re still subscribed to me just for kicks and giggles.”
Is this an overreaction from the YouTube community? Probably. Let Me Explain Studios has 1.6M subscribers and has gained 40,830 subscribers (approximately) in the last 30 days, according to Social Blade – so for creators like this, in the grand scheme of it all – 2,267 subscribers isn’t really going to make a difference. However, maybe it has proved more devastating for smaller channels?
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