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YouTube is getting rid of '301+ Views'

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When a video posted to YouTube starts to really rack up hits, the view counter has always frozen at "301+" for a while as the system checked for any robotic view count inflating shenanigans. It's become something of an institution at the site, acting as a flag for videos that were on the verge of going viral. But that's no longer the case. YouTube announced today that it is forgoing the 301+ freeze for a system that only counts views that they're "confident only come from real people." The new system is expected to provide more accurate and up-to-date numbers.

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