YouTube addresses spam comments

Amongst growing discontent in the creator community, YouTube has announced a series of updates yesterday (30th June 22) to combat comment spam.

The three main updates included:

  • Disabling the ability to hide subscriber count
  • An “increased strictness” checkbox in the “Held for review” tab.
  • Limiting the type and/or frequency of special characters in channel names

The feedback from creators was overall positive but some expressed it wasn’t enough:

still have to remove hundreds of scam spam comments on moderated channel. Will there be a) detection of repeated comments? b) possibly you might use Google language model to detect offer of 'gifts' in text of comments?

Sergey Kurdakov Source

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