August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • YouTube has issued new updates to how it will tackle comment spam and make it more difficult to impersonate creators.
  • Users will no be able to hide their subscriber count or use certain types of special characters in channel names.
  • Creators will be able to take advantage of YouTube’s comment moderation to filter out certain types of comments.

YouTube is a great streaming service, but its comment section is easily the worst thing about it. That’s why YouTube has announced a new set of rules that it hopes will improve them at least a little.

In a community post on Thursday, YouTube announced that it is introducing new updates to the service that will help protect users from spam comments or bad actors trying to impersonate creators.