YouTube cancels billions of video views after finding they had been 'faked by the music industry'

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 12-28-2012, 09:56 AM         #1
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YouTube cancels billions of video views after finding they had been 'faked by the music industry'
 

 
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 YouTube wipes billions of video views after finding they had been 'faked by the music industry' | Mail Online

YouTube cancels billions of video views after finding they had been 'faked by the music industry'

Major record labels collectively culled more than two billion video views

Biggest hit taken by Universal, which alone lost more than one billion

'This was an enforcement of our viewcount policy,' says YouTube
Major recording companies have lost more than two billion video views on YouTube after the video sharing website cracked down on alleged fake views.

The biggest hit was taken by Universal, home of Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, which lost more than one billion views from its total of seven billion.
Sony was second hardest hit, with the label behind such stars as Alicia Keys, Rita Ora and Labrinth - and with which Simon Cowell has a close relationship - losing more than 850million views in a single day.

The viewcount culls will be damaging to the labels affected since YouTube is now the web's premier outlet for music videos. Over four billion hours of video are watched by over 800million unique visitors to the site each month.

The number of views attracted on YouTube are these days regarded as an unofficial worldwide popular music chart, and any suggestion that major labels are engaging in underhand tactics to increase their numbers could threaten the credibility of their artists.

YouTube viewer figures are doubly valuable to channel owners since it is also the primary way in which the site works out how to share its advertising revenue with partners.
The dramatic falls, highlighted by figures compiled by YouTube statistics analysts at SocialBlade, came after YouTube conducted an audit of its viewing figures aimed at combating black hat view count-building techniques.

This is when hackers artificially build up the numbers of views or likes on a YouTube video - enabling them to make clips appear far more popular than they really are and increase their exposure on the site.

The Daily Dot reported how many of the channels affected - which also include ones belonging to Michael Jackson, Chris Brown and Beyonce, among others - had also had many videos deleted.

Universal, which previously had dozens of clips on its YouTube channel, has had its offering slashed to just five - none of which are music videos or last more than about a minute and a half.

Sony's page was also left practically bare following the cull, with just three videos left.

78 comments for "YouTube cancels billions of video views after finding they had been 'faked by the music industry'"

 12-28-2012, 09:57 AM         #2
the synthesis  OP
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Chief Keef was also on the list of faked Universal video views lol
 12-28-2012, 09:57 AM         #3
s7venwords  OP
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 5 years ago '05        #4
Micheal C. Will 18 heat pts18
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The music industry inflating numbers/views...Shocking!!!
 5 years ago '04        #5
VictoryThagr8 6 heat pts
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That is what happen when you fu*k with Google.
 12-28-2012, 10:41 AM         #6
TheMob  OP
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Poor article.

How did google find out?
 5 years ago '11        #7
YungAJ24 2 heat pts
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 5 years ago '12        #8
BIGMARS 49 heat pts49
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Only a matter of time before they bust Kendrick, 50, and Wayne for faking sales.

50 cent - My Life number 1 on iTunes my azz
 5 years ago '10        #9
Cashis Clay 25 heat pts25
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Them jewish n*ggas bout to shut YouTube down
 12-28-2012, 10:49 AM         #10
dlettern  OP
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Ha! This has been going on for years. Them Eastern Europeans were getting rich off of selling these companies phantom views. The easiest flip on the internet
 5 years ago '06        #11
Big Bear 20 heat pts20
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Chief Keith
 12-28-2012, 10:56 AM         #12
HoLLiwood Heyti  OP
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Kid ink has a couple of vids that are 20 milli views


...So does tyga


...And wiz before he "blew"

Light skin n*ggas with tats and 10 millions lost
 5 years ago '12        #13
Melle 52 heat pts52
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 the synthesis said:
Chief Keef was also on the list of faked Universal video views lol
Proof?
 5 years ago '11        #14
Roddy Little 36 heat pts36
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Everyone keeps saying Chief Keef but from what I can see all his videos/views are intact..
 5 years ago '12        #15
Free Trotty 352 heat pts352
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 Player 1 said:
Chief Keith
Nah.

Love Sosa views are real.

When the video debuted on YouTube, the term "Love Sosa" became a worldwide top Twitter trend for a good 4 hours of people tweeting it.

Now Mac Miller's views is kinda suspect
 5 years ago '05        #16
WCIB 111 heat pts111
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DatPiff and Worldstar watch the fu*k out with them numbers. You're next.

Is anyone surprised by this though? People do this with twitter too, sh*t I've seen some things where you lay down $5 bucks for 10-20k instant followers. The Internet is still a fantasy land.
 5 years ago '12        #17
Free Trotty 352 heat pts352
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 HoLLiwood Heyti said:
Kid ink has a couple of vids that are 20 milli views


...So does tyga


...And wiz before he "blew"

Light skin n*ggas with tats and 10 millions lost
Kid Ink?



I literally had just seen a video where homie got interviewed at a Clippers game sitting in the crowd.
 5 years ago '12        #18
Free Trotty 352 heat pts352
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 WCIB said:
DatPiff and Worldstar watch the fu*k out with them numbers. You're next.

Is anyone surprised by this though? People do this with twitter too, sh*t I've seen some things where you lay down $5 bucks for 10-20k instant followers. The Internet is still a fantasy land.
Folks egos can't handle it.

They just want to feel important, got random n*ggas on there with 65k followers flexin.
 5 years ago '05        #19
WCIB 111 heat pts111
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 Free Trotty said:
Nah.

Love Sosa views are real.

When the video debuted on YouTube, the term "Love Sosa" became a worldwide top Twitter trend for a good 4 hours of people tweeting it.

Now Mac Miller's views is kinda suspect
To put what you're saying in perspective, Hopsin had the worldwide number 1 trending topic on twitter for 'The Illmind Of Hopsin 5' and I doubt he has 20 million YouTube views. Interscope put that money down to push Keef's caché using the views as a vehicle, but just like Kreayshawn, they're just a mirage.
 12-28-2012, 11:13 AM         #20
Minister  OP
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 Free Trotty said:
Nah.

Love Sosa views are real.

When the video debuted on YouTube, the term "Love Sosa" became a worldwide top Twitter trend for a good 4 hours of people tweeting it.

Now Mac Miller's views is kinda suspect
they bought twitter too......





































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