YouTube users are finding that the site's policies are ripe for misuse.
A day once given to silly pranks is now little more than a branding bonanza.
When content creators experience a sudden spike in popularity, things get complicated.
The final tally? 505,791 views, 17 comments, 18 likes, and 22 dislikes, nearly all of them phony.
See how long it took for AdSense to pull its support.
Jeff "Pleated-Jeans" Wysaski had to start a new channel after YouTube wrongly accused him of faking views.