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YouTube Adresses Subscriptions Controversy

YouTube addressed the "automatic unsubscription" controversy, but many were unsatisfied.

  • The video released by YouTube did not address these concerns specifically, instead focusing on the subscribers issue specifically in a way more technical than those who have been worried would like. Philip DeFranco responded to the video on his own feed, discussing that the glitch wouldn't come up as a glitch since it looks manual, and so the video was insufficient in discussing this. He also addressed concerns about the algorithm, taking a less alarmist view of it than many of his peers, saying that the algorithm will always change and it is creators' responsibility to change with it. You can watch the video below.

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  • YouTube released a video recently addressing the concern amongst users of the platform that automatic unsubscriptions were taking place on the website. YouTube claimed that it checked hundreds of cases and found no mistake — and while this is most likely true, it did not address the concerns of many users which seemed to go deeper than this.

    The YouTube creator community has anxious about both subscriptions and changes in the algorithm, seeing themselves in conflict with the people who run YouTube. This growing anxiety is reflected in videos by users such as The Game Theorists, and PewDiePie. Their concerns go deeper than unsubscription and that the changes in the system, and glitches may be working against their efforts to use YouTube to make a living.

    The video released by YouTube was a little more technical than users would have liked — and many did not believe the claims that automatic subscriptions were not happening. Philip DeFranco responded to the video on his own feed, discussing that the glitch wouldn't look like a glitch since it looks manual, and so the video was insufficient in discussing this. He also addressed concerns about the algorithm, taking a less alarmist view of it than many of his peers, saying that the algorithm will always change and it is creators' responsibility to change with it. You can watch the video below.

  • Source: www.youtube.com / Via: www.youtube.com

  • Ultimately it seems as if YouTube's concerns and the concerns of creators have a a key similarity — both want the website to grow, but both have different definitions of what that means. Ultimately, I believe both parties can find a middle ground.

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