Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Financial YouTuber threatened with channel deletion over spam comments by others impersonating him.

 

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 Graham Stephan, who runs a financial planning channel on YouTube and considers cryptocurrency, recently got a notification from YouTube indicating that his channel could soon be terminated because of comment spam.

It appears that his posts are followed by comments that appear to be in his name, generated by bots.   The comments lead to various other sites with fraudulent schemes.

He could consider disallowing comments for a while?

I have occasionally seen generated spam comments to unusual sales sites in India on my videos. Youtube lately seems to be deleting these automatically but showing them to me when I log on to YouTube.

Other commentators have suggested was getting into trouble merely for talking about cryptocurrency.

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