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Publicly showing that lots of people dislike certain content sets a tone for your app.— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) November 10, 2021
I think it’s a good move for YouTube to remove such an obvious talisman of negativity from videos. Even Twitter with its “ratios” doesn’t go as far as dislike counts.https://t.co/lqcdaXjLya
We know not everyone will agree with this decision, but we believe it’s the right thing to do to make YouTube safer for creators to express themselves. To learn more about how we reached this decision, check out the blog or watch @YouTubeLiaison’s video → https://t.co/b6K9m2LSxn— YouTube Creators (@YouTubeCreators) November 10, 2021
This literally solves nothing.— Joey (@TheAn1meMan) November 11, 2021
“Not public” means that creators will still see the amount of dislikes on their end which will just call for trolls to mass-dislike videos to see creators suffering mentally from a problem nobody else can see.
Because screw mental health, amiright? https://t.co/FttvCEQNuO
it's true that dislike counts are good for avoiding wasting time watching bad tutorial videos, but that's a bigger problem with the YouTube algorithm. Genuinely bad videos shouldn't be getting pushed into search results— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 10, 2021
This is terrible. Hiding the dislikes but still showing the likes? Talk about bias.— Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) November 10, 2021
If one can be gamed, so can the other. Either make them trustworthy, or remove them both.
Imagine if Apple only removed negative App Store ratings. https://t.co/scsScTen1d
Those most happy about YouTube hiding public dislike counts tend to be creators, while those most frustrated seem to be users.— Emil Protalinski (@EPro) November 11, 2021
This is an observation, not a rule, but it shows who gains/loses most from the change.
It's also in line with Big Tech suddenly caring about creators. https://t.co/xcwtlgbHYl
I feel like I’m the only one of my peers who supports this. Large companies can’t hide the backlash from the community. The smaller guy who is constantly getting shit on because he goes against the grain however? He’s dismissed the moment someone sees the sub and dislike count. https://t.co/iCS57WSqEz— Scarlet Sprites (@ScarletSprites) November 10, 2021
Hey @YouTube removing info from the rating system is NOT helpful. Public like/dislike ratio = Useful tool to see how helpful a video will be at a glance. Hiding dislikes helps nothing... but increases the # of ppl dissatisfied by spending too much time watching an unhelpful video https://t.co/PsqkVbis9X— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) November 11, 2021
What was great about the dislike button was that no one could delete or moderate it. It helped display the true reception of something. Now brands and companies will just delete any negative comments and there will be absolutely no public metric to rely on. Complete censorship. https://t.co/UZxMrr4KMI— Chadtronic (@Chadtronic) November 10, 2021
This is kind of lame. I think dislike ratios can be helpful and reflect a populist sentiment. Medium ones usually mean something is controversial. High ones usually mean something is either wrong, really bad, or represents some related scandal going on.https://t.co/ijCp8UTsAO— Accursed Farms (@accursedfarms) November 10, 2021
I 100% agree with this.— Daniel (@ZONEofTECH) November 10, 2021
A lot of the times when we do a device vs device comparison, no matter how fair the comparison is, fans of the losing side would mass dislike the video.
Removing some toxicity from YouTube will positively help the mental health of content creators. https://t.co/eshAPnmUlG
Earlier this year we launched an experiment making the dislike count private. Based on what we learned, the dislike button is staying, but the *count* is now private to creators (in Studio) to help prevent targeted dislike attacks. → https://t.co/z46zI8SfiW— YouTube Creators (@YouTubeCreators) November 10, 2021
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).— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 10, 2021
This comes after lots of research, testing & consideration → https://t.co/mJWDJSSRoG
"#YouTube to remove public dislike counts to defang mobs using 'dislike attacks' (campaigns to drive up the # of dislikes on videos) that disproportionately affect smaller channels and newer creators."— ꜱᴄɪᴇɴᴄᴇ ɴᴏᴛ ᴅᴏɢᴍᴀ™ ????? ?? (@ScienceNotDogma) November 10, 2021
See ya, #DenialMachine #ClimateCrisis #trollers! ?https://t.co/rOf4GBFpXP
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