Has YouTube been taken advantage of by Brazilian cheaters CSS?

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Scandal alert! Scandal alert! It’s a code red situation here on the internet, with Brazilian art rock kids CSS finding themselves top of the pile over at YouTube. It’s managed to not only knock the Evolution of Dance video off the top of the leaderboard, but apparently get around 85 million views in just two weeks, according to fanzoid commenters.

Smell a conspiracy? Join the rest of the ‘net, with many claiming it’s the work of bots, or an Asian click farm. True, the song ‘Music Is My Hot Hot Sex’ has been used in an Apple TV advert, but even that would not amount to the 89 million+ views it’s had so far.

A tell-tale sign is that only 1 in 21,487 viewers have actually rated the video, whereas all the other popular vids on YouTube have an average of 1 in 590 viewers rating it. The CSS video also has just over 4,000 comments, with most exclaiming ‘this only had 4 million views 2 weeks ago wtf? someone must of refreshed it 80 million times or someone hacked’ instead of actual praise over the video. The Evolution Of Dance video has 123,217 comments.

What puzzles me is that their lead singer Lovefoxxx isn’t even wearing her trademark skintight holographic catsuit in this video!

YouTube leaderboard (via Valleywag)

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Katherine Hannaford

2 comments

  • This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing websites that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free. Thanks.

  • But this song is CSS worst song, why wouldn’t they pic one of their good songs to do something like this????

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