With recent discussions about YouTubers' mental wellbeing, Google is looking for ways to reduce pressure on its creators. Unfortunately, as it's often the case, the company's approach can be considered tone-deaf. After announcing a switch to abbreviated public subscriber counts in May, YouTube now says it's starting to roll out these changes to the public next week. Creators and consumers are equally unhappy with the decision, and stat counters like Social Blade could face an existential crisis.

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