Today, YouTube announced that it’s deploying a new process to improve the accuracy of subscriber accounts on user channels. On June 16th, Google’s video sharing platform will start pruning suspended accounts from channel subscription counts. Although this will cause a drop in subscribers for some YouTubers, it shouldn’t have any type of impact on their video views, because suspended accounts aren’t active.
After the initial sweep, YouTube will implement an automated system to remove suspend accounts from subscriber counts as they happen. However, if something goes wrong and an innocent subscriber is suspended in error, YouTube says the process is reversible. The company says this new effort is to ensure that its site metrics are accurate and free from spam and abuse.