Youtube are removing the dislike button to stop bullying

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Say goodbye to “dislike mobs” on YouTube.

YouTube has announced that it’s making dislike counts private on all videos across YouTube.

The thumbs down button isn’t going away. Users can still click thumbs down to dislike a video in order to inform the YouTube recommendation algorithm about content they didn’t like.

However, when a user presses thumbs down, there will be no dislike count letting users know how many people also disliked the video.

According to YouTube, this decision comes as a result of an experiment the company conducted earlier this year.

  • Source: Mashable
  • November 11, 2021
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