An alleged crackdown by YouTube on faked video views on their site has led to billions of views being wiped from music videos. Some of the world’s biggest recording companies have had their content stripped of views as a result, with Sony and Universal Media Group losing nearly 2 billion views in a single day.
The decision to wipe the views reportedly came after YouTube conducted an audit of its viewers in an attempt to combat black hat view-count building techniques, when hackers artificially increase the number of views or likes on a YouTube video.
Finally, justice has come to Earth! The mainstream Pop music scene has its days counted, bad news for David Guetta and Justin Bieber, whose videos got a lot of fake views.