For anyone who doesn’t know what shadow banning is, here is the definition:
Banning a user from a web forum in such a way that the banned user is unaware of the ban. Usually takes the form of showing that user’s posts/profile/etc. only to that user; other users never see them. Considered underhanded chicken-shit behaviour.
Source: Urban Dictionary
Google has implemented a faulty spam filter into the YouTube commenting system and now this spam filter has been shadow banning innocent people for making normal comments that it thinks is spam.
People call this anti-spam method that Google has made “ghosting”.
Even though this is just another name but the same thing as shadow banning.
I have basically said everything now.
So here are two links that lead to two threads on the Google help forums with a quite large amount of people discussing about this exact very problem:
Please note that this is not new and has been going on for 5 months now.
I was originally going to post this thread on January 2 when I was first affected by this but I did not because I thought that people would not believe me and there was hardly any evidence to support that this was actually going on at that time. Only now I have made this thread because I now have a lot of hard solid evidence to prove that this exists with the links to the Google help forum threads I have pasted above being that evidence.
So over all, what do you guys think of this.
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