Youtube is making efforts to combat harassment on their platform by making the “dislike” counts on videos private. YouTube announced on Wednesday that the dislike count under its videos will no longer be viewable to the public, leaving only creators able to see the numbers from the back end. The change is geared at curbing hate mobs from mass-disliking a video because they have a problem with the creator rather than the content itself.
To reduce targeted dislike attacks & their impact on creators (esp on smaller creators), you’ll no longer see a public dislike *count* on YouTube starting today (the dislike button is staying).
This comes after lots of research, testing & consideration → https://t.co/mJWDJSSRoG
— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 10, 2021