Varityeditions: YouTube Stars PewDiePie, Markiplier Laugh Off Massive Subscriber Purge

Like thousands of other YouTubers, Felix Kjellberg — the No. 1 most-subscribed creator on the platform known as PewDiePie to his millions of bros — saw his subscriber count shrink Tuesday.

For PewDiePie, whose videos revolve around games and skits, the carnage was fairly severe: He dropped around 600,000 subscribers overnight. That’s a little more than 1% of his current fanbase, which stands at 45.6 million as of this writing, in a single day.

YouTube told creators in a post that many channels saw subscriber losses because of a bug that prevented the correct counts from displaying publicly. Once the glitch was fixed, subscriber counts on channels reflected YouTube’s recent elimination of inactive or bogus followers.

Source: http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/pewdi...