YouTube Says ‘No More Confusion’: Fan Accounts Need Clear Labels

Jun 23 · 2 min read

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YouTube announced it would require fan channels to identify themselves as unofficial to avoid confusion. Beginning August 21, 2023, YouTube fan channels must indicate they are not the official account of the person or group they are fans of. YouTube provides the following examples of what’s not allowed under its new policy: “For example, channels claiming to be a ‘fan account’, but actually posing as another’s channel and reuploading their content would not be allowed. Another example would be channels with the same name and avatar or banner as another channel, with the only difference being a space inserted into the name or a zero replacing the letter O, would not be allowed.” In addition to this policy change, YouTube has other measures to fight against impersonation.

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