A YouTube video dated April 5th, 2005, is making rounds on the internet, pretending as the oldest ever YouTube video – is now corrected to its original upload date of January 26th, 2023.

This happened due to a bug in the YouTube platform, which led the channel author to set past dates as desired. YouTube said it was made aware of this after the video became viral and fixed it now.

A Bug to Post Old-Dated Videos

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has grown to be the largest-ever video-sharing platform – with the platform now serving billions of users every day! Its huge range of content offers great entertainment to the users, who also serve as an earning source for creators.

Well, lately, a video pertaining as the oldest ever YouTube video posted on the platform – has now been corrected to its original date! Initially, the video was shared with an upload date of April 5th, 2005 – a couple of weeks before the first-ever YouTube video “Me at the zoo,” which hit the platform on April 23, 2005.

Though it went viral, netizens have analyzed other factors to determine its authenticity – and confirmed it as fake. One prominent factor to say this was the “Live chat is disabled for this Premiere” tag, which appeared on the top right-hand corner of the video.

Premiere video and the cut to the chase scenes as such were not present at that time. Also, checking the uploader’s account revealed the channel was created just recently – a video from it was posted in 2005! Both these nullify its validity.

YouTube stated that the error was because of a bug – which it corrected now. Eventually, the video in question has its date corrected to January 26th, 2023, as the original upload date.


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