YouTube Is Changing Their Verification Process And The Internet Is Not Happy

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Uh oh.

This just in: YouTube announced new changes to their verification process, which means that many online creators may be at risk of losing their highly coveted checkmarks. 

The video platform explained that this change would prevent impersonators in the future and protect users in the long run, helping “everyone determine whether a channel is the official YouTube presence of the creator they’re looking for.”

After a wave of panic from popular internet stars, YouTube took to Twitter to clarify their statement, revealing that content creators would not immediately lose their badge and can appeal the decision in the future.

Controversial beauty guru James Charles (of the James v. Tati scandal) voiced his outrage on social media, describing YouTube’s decision as “pointless”. 

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