YouTube is taking steps to address the issue of spam comments on its platform. The company has announced that it will begin issuing warnings to users who are found to be posting spam comments, and may even prohibit them from posting for up to 24 hours if they continue to do so.
YouTube implements security measures to curb spam comments
According to a post by YouTube team member “Rob,” the company has been testing these measures and has found that they are effective at reducing the risk of violative comments being posted again.
Spam comments on YouTube can take many forms, including copied-and-pasted remarks, impersonations of well-known creators, and scams involving products like Robux. YouTube has previously introduced measures to make comment moderation more stringent, and is now taking additional steps to prevent these types of comments from being posted.
The notice is currently only available for English comments, but YouTube plans to expand it to additional languages in the near future. The company has also enhanced its ability to recognize bots and spam in comments, which should help to further reduce the amount of spam on the platform.
Many creators, including Jacksepticeye, MKBHD, and Linus Tech Tips, have previously discussed the issue of spam comments on their videos. By taking these steps, YouTube is hoping to address the problem and make the platform a safer and more enjoyable place for creators and viewers alike.