“Behind the Tube: Exploitative Monetization of Content on YouTube” by Chu, Arunasalam, Ozgur Ozmen, and Celik. https://www.usenix.org/system/files/sec22summer_chu.pdf. The authors take a look at “exploits” related to YouTube monetization, including buying/selling accounts, bots to raise view/subscriber count, in-content deception/scams, content theft, and sketchy affiliate practices including revenue theft.
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