- YouTube Strip Fake Views From Major Record Labels
- Posted 30 months ago by Jack Lowe · music · 13431 Views
Some of the world's largest record labels have had almost two billion YouTube views knocked off their accounts after the site cracked down on "fake viewers." The alleged fake views come from online services who offer Youtube views, Twitter followers, and Facebook likes in return for a fee. Universal took the biggest hit, losing over one billion views across music videos from Rihanna, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and many more. Sony also took a big loss, with 850 million views dropped from their artists. The move is just the first step from YouTube, who will now be improving their view count system to more effectively recognise when a view is illegitimate.
- I think they use it to get "viral", when a video gets a lot of views in short time, then that feat will get attention and with the attention they get more views. With facebook its easy to see if a company buys his likes/fans, because when the interaction ratio is really low, you can almost count on it that the fans are just bought from 'farms' ( farms where fake profiles are being made and sold). Therefor I don't believe facebook hit the billion people mark already, because a lot of profiles are fake on the network.
- Thijs Posted 30 months ago · 74 Reply