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Are YouTube Stars Being Sabotaged by a Bug in the System?

Tom points to this story that says YouTube stars are losing subscribers thanks to a weird bug in the system.

The glitch is very simple and allows anyone to lower the subscriber count of any channel. When you unsubscribe from a channel it counts as -2 from the subscriber tally. So if you unsubscribe and resubscribe repeatedly, you can slowly bring down a YouTuber’s sub count. And now that many people know the glitch, trolls are quickly removing popular channels’ subscribers.

True? False? Anyone know?

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