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Joey v/d W.

Fake live concert streams

Since the last year there are tons of Youtube channels claiming they will livestream a concert or event, but the only thing they do is put a link in the description to a vague website.. very annoying.
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Nimish Paradkar
Hi Joey,
Welcome to The Official YouTube Help Forum.

You may report the live streams under inappropriate content or clickbait.
Given it's been going on for a year and there are thousands posted, why won't Google/YouTube do something to crack down on what is ruining YouTube rather than relying on users to report them?
Dj Reeser
Dj Reeser
There is to many of them to report each one individually! Just wanted to see if someone posted a video from last night Hanz Zimmer show in Dublin. There is about 72 filtered results (today's uploads only) with fake live stream!
Dj Reeser
Dj Reeser
Just simply adding a filter to EXCLUDE LIVE STREAM from search results might help here...
Michal Bielejewski
Michal Bielejewski
Exactly man, I think the same, let's cease this fake streaming bullshit or at least let's have our way out. Each time I want to check some footage from the gig that I was at I'm drowning in a scam
Sune Willink
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Sune Willink
I also have a hard time understanding why it is not possible to simply filter these user from EVER posting on youtube again. And not just the user, but also the fake sites they are directing our real audiences to. All the videos look alike. "some bandname" + "in concert, live-stream, 4k" or whatever. And then the video is completely unrelated to the artist. So when one of these videos has been flagged as clickbait/mass marketing/scam, every video with a link to the same page in it's description should also be filtered right?
We are up against some clever bots here and I believe they trawl sites like with some sort of algorithm and then floods google with the results.

I am in a small band and it is super annoying to us. We are drowning in this shit,.

So please google. Try and see if you can do something about this. We would be ever so grateful :-)


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