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YouTube Making Efforts Towards Reducing Spam Comments


For online sites the comments page is truly very useful when people want to conduct discussions or get feedback; however, many a times in the current period the comments page has too many harassers, trolls as well as spammers' bots posting web-links leading onto malevolent sites that would be personally beneficial to those spammers.


Accessing the comments region in a YouTube video one mayn't always get nice things to read. So the website has introduced fresh measures for lessening the undesirable spam comments which happen to be left down beneath the line. Techradar.com posted this on the Web dated July 23, 2017.


Actually certain comments in YouTube are being targeted which contain web-links that characteristically are irrelevant plugs for harmful websites which should be avoided. Such websites are usually simply spam websites which attempt at installing adware or other malware onto the host PC immediately when they are loaded up.


Considering the innumerable views which certain highly accessed YouTube videos rack up, often kids accounting for a sizable number of the said views, it becomes a matter which requires tackling although it is definitely one fresh hazard on the YouTube site.


One can find the fresh setting by accessing 'Community' followed with Community settings options within the portal namely Creator Studio. Enabling the option, in any way does not stall older comments; as a result one may require reverting followed with erasing a few of them via the manual way.


The majority of platforms normally support certain filtering system which assists in weeding out spammy remarks. Now, YouTube like such platforms is increasing efforts for assisting creators ward off spam comments like one newly introduced functionality that will ward off spam comments having web-links by sending them to the end-user's section named "Held for Review."


The idea is to make the creator manually allow the comments prior to letting them come up in public. It is natural, the total count of comments would be different based on how popular a creator's video or channel is; still so, presumably it would benefit in keeping certainly spam web-links outside the normal comments.

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