YouTube's new comment system was getting bitten by a rise in spam, but the company is fighting back.
In a blog posted late Monday, the YouTube comments team acknowledged the increase in comment span since revamping the format a couple of weeks ago. The change was designed to cut down on anonymous and frivolous comments by requiring commenters to use their Google+ names. But the move showed that people can be jerks even under their own names and actually triggered a surge in spam.
In response, the comments team launched three updates to try to combat the problem, notably … Read more