More companies cracking down on online comments

Joining the likes of The Huffington Post, both YouTube and PopularScience announced their own initiatives for taking control back from anonymous trolls.

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Apparently fed up with the rash of hateful, negative, racist, homophobic, and all-around tasteless comments on YouTube videos, Google is cracking down on the types of comments you’ll see from now on.

From ReadWrite:

YouTube declares that it’s making comments better by integrating Google+. It will prioritize comments from recognizable profiles, like the video creator or friends. Posted comments can be shared privately or in users’ Google+ circles, and additional moderating tools will give video creators the ability to block phrases or auto-approve comments.

So, it seems to be part, “We want to clean up the comments,” and part, “We want everybody to have a Google+ account.” That makes sense, but how will people find opportunities to make $10,000 a week while sitting at home if not for YouTube comment spam?

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