Google Updates YouTube Comments To Address Spam Issues, But Stays Silent On Google+ Integration Backlash

youtube-logoYesterday 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.

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  • Chris Paterson

    It’s really astonishing that such a large company can use every possible method at their disposal to get us to use one of their services, but people still don’t want it. Amazing. Meanwhile, sites that don’t have tremendous resources, such as DuckDuckGo, Ravetree, and HushMail are continuing to see their user base increase. It’s because they offer something that google cannot – privacy.

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