Posted by: earthandbeyond | March 31, 2009

Youtube votebots fail spectacularly

Recently, there was a votebot attack on many atheist videos on Youtube, where all videos on some channels were voted down from 4.5 or 5 stars to 2 or 2.5 stars with many 1 star votes.  The aim of these attacks are to make the videos less likely to come up in searches, resulting in a kind of censorship.  Well, the votebot had the opposite effect.  Watch this video.

Isn’t that wonderful?  It just made those channels more popular, and the video ratings are back up to where they were before, because so many people watched and voted!  Votebot censorship doesn’t work.  It just backfires.

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