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Stolen TikTok videos are being shown on YouTube shorts and no one seems to raise their voice

YouTube is one of the best platforms where you can go and find videos related to almost anything. It could be related to your math homework, or even related to tech or sports. You name it, YouTube has it for you to watch and learn from. It has been providing its services since 2005 and it has really improved year by year.

According to Wikipedia, the channel with the highest number of subscribers is T-series which is a music company from India. T-Series had a pretty big rivalry going on between themselves and PewDiePie. The fight was for who would have the highest number of subscribers and well we think it’s safe to say that the company is now winning the battle quite comprehensively. At the moment, T-Series has 203 million subscribers whereas PewDiePie has 111 million.

After staying in the business for over a decade, YouTube felt that they were falling behind the eight ball with other apps getting attention and taking away the user base of YouTube. With likes of TikTok, Snack Video, the company was under the pump. This is because they wanted their lost users to find their way back to the app and that is why they came up with a new feature called “YouTube Shorts”.

For those of you who don’t know what YouTube Shorts is, it is a platform similar to YouTube, but instead of posting long videos, you can post small videos with a maximum limit of 1 minute. This made the feature feel more like the short videos that were posted on TikTok. And this is where things started to go into the wrong direction.

It was reported that content that was stolen from TikTok accounts was being played or shown by users on YouTube Shorts. This platform is really great if you want to get viewer’s attention because even though this feature is still under beta version, it has billions of users. Scammers are taking advantage of this by running a racket of promoting adult dating websites, or are selling marked up goods.

Tenable analyst, Satnam Narang has been conducting his research on social media for over 10 years now and he has come to a conclusion that these scammers are picking out the best viral TikTok videos and are using them as bait for viewers to click on them. That way they can easily scam them.

Another thing that is being done by these scammers is that they are using these TikTok videos to farm followers. They are trying to increase their engagements and followers because that way, they will be able to get good money from the company.

Narang said that, "We all know that YouTube provides its creators with money when they let them advertise ads during their videos. As YouTube has thought about penalizing the creators and channels who are creating fake engagements and subscribers, scammers have now turned towards TikTok videos which seem to be working for them at the moment".

YouTube has to take action and it has to be taken right now because it would be unfair to other content creators who work day and night to create quality content for their subscribers. Because when they see that people are getting views and subscribers over videos that are not even their own, they will stop creating videos which would not be good for the company.


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