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YouTube officials announced that as of today, the dislike numbers on the platform will be hidden from users.
YouTube has been working on a number of innovations recently to protect content producers and make their work easier. In the past weeks, we have conveyed to you that YouTube will provide new tools and financial support to player YouTubers.
In addition to this innovation, YouTube announced a very controversial innovation. According to the statement, YouTube will no longer show the dislike numbers to users. Content producers, on the other hand, will continue to see the number of dislikes on their videos.
Like and dislike buttons, one of the most basic features of YouTube, are of great importance for both content producers and viewers. However, YouTube officials announced today that as of today, the number of dislikes will not be displayed on any video. Authorities explained that what caused this situation was the hate raids on small-scale content producers. Hate raids were often organized by larger creators and targeted YouTubers were showered with dislikes.
Announcing that it was considering removing the number of dislikes in March, YouTube was criticized by the YouTubers watched for generally teasing other YouTubers, and the company’s videos on its platform were showered with dislikes. Some users think that the reason for this change is related to YouTube’s embarrassing past. The YouTube Rewind 2018 video, shared by YouTube’s official account, is still the most disliked video on YouTube. Although users think that the dislikes were removed because of this video, the authorities are quite insistent that this is done to protect small-time YouTubers.
Although this “innovation” of YouTube is appreciated by some users, it is seen as “unnecessary” by others. So what do you think about the removal of dislikes?