The video-sharing website YouTube supposed it has started to audit the number of views a video has received. The move is intended at preventing users from artificially inflating view counts which, YouTube supposed, mislead people about the popularity of a video. There are concerns that some spectators are using tools like redirects or buying views to increase their count.
it will now occasionally validate the views on videos and remove the fake ones
from the total. Some bad actors try to game the scheme by artificially
inflating view counts. They're not just confusing fans about the popularity of
a video, they're undermining one of YouTube's most important and unique
qualities. However the firm said that it
does not expect the new approach to affect more than a tiny fraction of videos