YouTube gives creators more power over trolls in their comments sections
LOS ANGELES — Back off, trolls.
YouTube unveiled new tools Thursday that give video creators the ability to fight hate speech and abuse in their comments sections.
The Google-owned video platform first announced plans for the new features at VidCon earlier this year.
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It’s part of YouTube’s efforts to focus on what CEO Susan Wojcicki called “the three Cs”: community, creation and creative ambition.
Page operators will now be able to pin comments to highlight positive interactions (much like users can already do on Twitter and Facebook feeds), show love to users with hearts (again like Twitter and Facebook) and create usernames to make identifying their comments easier. Read more…More about Comments, Creators, Online Video, Youtube, and Entertainment
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