Representatives of the portal calm down.
As it turns out, YouTube has set itself the goal of cleaning up the accounts. What exactly does this mean? The platform will refresh the subscription counters by subtracting profiles voluntarily closed by users or those that YouTube has abolished due to policy violations. Service representatives explain that this is a routine process and is part of the team's necessary efforts to ensure "freedom from spam and abuse."
Heads up: Some creators will see a decrease in Subscriber count today as we remove closed accounts.
We routinely adjust Subscriber counts due to spam and / or closed accounts – learn more about this process here → https://t.co/iY1LV2bHnH
– TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 3, 2019
This type of purge is unlikely to affect the operation of millions of channels, but its effects can be felt by profile owners with less than a thousand subscriptions. Why? After exceeding 1,000 subscriptions, you can apply for membership in the YouTube Partner Program, and thus – the option of monetizing the published content.
A drop in subscriptions of up to 100 can do a lot of damage and slow down the development of smaller YouTubers. The platform, of course, claims that nothing like this will happen. It is worth watching the situation on your channels.