PewDiePie To Delete Channel After Issues With Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube

PewDiePie To Delete Channel After Issues With Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube

Felix Kjellberg, commonly known as PewDiePie for his famous Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube channel, has recently revealed that he will delete his YouTube channel for good.

Killing His Channel

According to Kjellberg, YouTube is subtly trying to kill his channel, which currently has roughly 50 million subscribers around the world. Specifically, YouTube is reducing the number of views of his videos while some of his videos are no longer accessible for his subscribers. What bothers him the most is that YouTube does not give an acceptable and proper explanation as to why.

Kjellberg has noted that the changes imposed by YouTube through time feels more like a “kick in the face”. Moreover, with YouTube employees being completely clueless about what it’s like to be a content producer on the platform and to actually produce content, he now wants to quit one of the biggest channels on YouTube. This is consistent with his previous statement that he will permanently delete his channel after reaching the 50-million-subscriber mark.

Nonetheless, it is important to note that Kjellberg does not plan to quit being a content producer on YouTube entirely. Once he deletes PewDiePie, he plans to create a new channel and build it again from the ground up.

“I’ve decided the only way to stop my channel from dying— I know you are going to think I am joking— but I am going to delete my channel,” elaborated Kjellberg.

YouTube’s Argument

On the other hand, YouTube has maintained that it is not intentionally reducing the number of video views or number of subscribers of certain users at all.

Upon reviewing the concerns, YouTube has found out that some subscribers are unsubscribing from channels on their own. Also, YouTube has emphasized that it regularly reviews and removes spam accounts to provide all users with a healthy environment free from spam and anything that may compromise a valuable experience. Consequently, this ensures that all viewer and subscriber counts are accurate. After all, these statistics play a major role in determining the revenue of users.

Alphabet has closed at $791.47 on Wednesday, rising 1.97%.