The most popular YouTuber of all time, Felix Kjellberg, announced that he was planning to remove his YouTube channel once it reaches 50 million subscribers.
Anyone who’s anywhere close to YouTube is familiar with the channel PewDiePie. The owner of this channel, Felix Kjellberg, is a familiar face to many YouTuber. He is a Swedish social media sensation. In one of his recent videos, Felix claimed that the world’s largest video-sharing website intentionally reducing the visibility of his videos in the network.
The video started with Felix saying funny stuff as usual. But things got serious at the last couple of minutes. He said, “YouTube is trying to kill my channel. It’s clear.” Felix compared YouTube with a “toddler playing with knives.” He said that YouTube doesn’t have a “subscribed” feed anymore. It has a new “recommended” tab that only promotes a certain number of YouTubers and it’s not based on the actual content inside a video. It just recommends videos based on the title and thumbnails. That’s why many YouTubers including himself are failing to reach their subscribers because their videos are not being shown to them; resulting a huge downfall in the total amount of traffic or views of their videos.
The YouTube ”king” also said that his channel means a lot to him. He decided to delete his channel once it reaches 50 million subscribers. But that doesn’t mean that he will leave YouTube completely. Rather, he is thinking of creating another YouTube channel to start everything from the beginning. PewDiePie had 49.6 million subscribers when he posted the video last week.
— Mohammad Tajul Islam (@kryptoxide_) December 5, 2016
YouTube, however, denied the claim made by Felix and said that they didn’t do anything to decrease any user’s subscribers. The number changes sometimes because of spammed subscribers. A YouTube spokesperson told the British newspaper The Independent that, “some creators have expressed concerns around a drop in their subscriber numbers. We’ve done an extensive review and found there have been no decreases in creators subscriber numbers beyond what normally happens when viewers either unsubscribe from a creator’s channel or when YouTube removes spammed subscribers. We do the latter to ensure that all creator subscriber numbers are accurate.”
The YouTube sensation tweeted the following message of December 05, 2016: “YouTube has responded and are digging into the issues.”
YouTube has responded and are digging into the issues.
— pewdiepie (@pewdiepie) December 5, 2016
According to Forbes, PewDiePie is the most earning YouTube channel in the world. It earned 12 million US dollars in 2015. It has been the most subscribed channel since 2013.
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