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Petition to change Youtube comment system reaches over 190,000 supporters

November 19, 2013 | Written by The Grand Signal
Photo courtesy of Rego Korosi on Flickr |

Youtube recently implemented a new change to their commenting system which forces users to create a Google+ account in order participate in comments. Many users have expressed frustration with the changes, citing that it’s an invasion of privacy as anonymity on the service is now removed. A petition on to revert the Youtube comment system to its predecessor has reached over 190,000 supporters.

“Google is forcing us to make google+ accounts and invading our social life to comment on a youtube video and trying to take away our anonymous profile. They are also trying to censor us unless we share the same worldview as they do.

New information has been brought to me by one of the supporters of this petition that their account was suspended by google for telling people about this petition. Just another reason to sign this petition”, writes in the description.

You can visit the petition here.

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