Washington D. C., April 26 : Did you know Internet video portals do not control views well?
Video portals have counters that register the number of views, thus reflecting the success of the piece.
This data can have economic implications, since with some online advertising campaigns that use videos, the portals can charge based on the number of registered views.
One of the problems with the fraud that exists in this area is that of 'bots,' computer programs that replicate the behavior of an Internet user, and which can therefore artificially increase the number of views.
"YouTube has a unique system for detecting fraud that is relatively efficient, but it has some inconsistencies," comments one of the study's authors, Ruben Cuevas.