YouTube struggles with bug to post videos with unrealistic dates
Mountain View-based giant YouTube is currently facing a bug on its platform which allows users to post videos with unrealistic dates. Recently, the streaming video platform was made aware of this issue which allows videos to be published with a date before that of the platform’s first uploaded video.
Reports from The Verge suggest that YouTube is currently working on a fix as this bug allows users to set the date of a post to any date before April 23, 2005, which is when YouTube’s first video was uploaded.
To humourously illustrate this issue, a video was uploaded on the platform dated April 5, 2005 which contains only a low-res graphic of a YouTube logo with the text “Welcome to YouTube!!”. The bug is spotted when careful analysis reveals that the account was created after the video was posted – something impossible had it been authentic.
The Verge contacted Youtube, who stated they were aware of the glitch and that they were working on resolving it as soon as possible. Until then, Youtube users will have to be extra careful as to not unknowingly post videos with dates as unrealistic as that of April 5, 2005.