by Peter M. D’Abrosca, Laura Loomer:
Google-owned YouTube Thursday garnered negative media attention after it changed its verification process, causing some creators to lose their badges.
“YouTube said it was moving beyond subscriber counts to determine whether a channel should be verified,” Engadget said. “Instead of surpassing 100,000 subscribers (a threshold creators could game the system to reach), the service will take authenticity and prominence into account when choosing which channels to verify. In essence, it’s adopting the approach of many other social platforms, which verify people if there’s a solid chance they may be impersonated, or if there’s a reasonable possibility they’ll be confused with someone else.”