Let's say I watched a YouTube video and notice a comment which I find interesting.
I would like to upvote the comment, but I don't want everyone to know that I watched this video.

Is there any way for anyone outside YouTube to know that I had an of interaction with this video?
For instance, could the news below pop up into someone's Google+/something feed?

Your friend Robert has upvoted a comment on "How to live with an incurable disease"

Unlike this different question, this is about the comments.

  • Possible duplicate of Are YouTube likes/dislikes anonymous? Commented Jun 2, 2018 at 12:54
  • @LeoWattenberg: I posted these two questions because they are about different aspects of YouTube. The one you linked to is about YouTube video themselves rather than comments. It is a very different question with potentially different answers.
    – nic
    Commented Dec 9, 2023 at 6:58

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Yes, they are anonymous in terms of upvote/downvote, however posting coments can be obviously tracked. Not all services are like FB.

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    Do you have a reference for this? It would make it a much stronger answer.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jun 3, 2018 at 6:42

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