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Google Updates YouTube Comments To Address Spam Issues, But Stays Silent On Google+ Integration Backlash
Yesterday on the YouTube Creator Blog, Google announced updates to “Combat the increase in spammy comments” on YouTube.
According to the blog post, Google has updated its system to include, “Better recognition of bad links and impersonation attempts, improved ASCII art detection, and changed how long comments are displayed.” The updates are in response to what the company claimed were “new opportunities for abuse” since the new system was rolled out two weeks ago.
Google refrained from making any mention about the backlash it has received concerning Google+ integration into YouTube comments. Instead, Google said it was, “Excited to see more of you getting involved” and that creator requests for bulk moderation tools would be released soon.