Yes! They are blatantly limiting views on smaller streams with videos that are “popular”
Youtube Is Limiting Views For “Popular” Videos From Smaller Streams, Sabotaging Their Viral Potential
It seems that Youtube’s new censorship tactic is precisely targeting the videos that people actually want to see. Yes! They are blatantly limiting views on smaller streams with videos that are “popular”. In other words, they are sabotaging some smaller channels from going Viral.
YouTube viewers have noticed a new “video unavailable” message:
“This video is popular!” reads the warning, blocking viewers from watching the YouTube video. “Due to limited creator history, we’re limiting the number of viewers. Subscribe to this channel to help this creator reach a broader audience.”
Word quickly spread on social media about the warning. A Reddit post from Feb. 2, on the topic received more than 50,000 upvotes. Conspiracy theories disseminated on Twitter, with users believing that YouTube implemented this new policy specifically to stifle livestreams from the far right, anti-vaccine mandate rallies that have been happening in Canada.