YouTube has announced that it will release an update that will remove the number of “I do not like it” O “dislikes“which has a video in an effort to curb bullyingthe company announced Wednesday. In an entry in his blog, YouTube detailed its arduous investigation and final decision to remove the “dislike” count from videos.
Earlier this year, YouTube began experiment with removing the negative like count, and he says he found that users were less likely to target a video’s negative button to boost the count. YouTube added that hate attacks too disproportionately affected smaller content creators and new channels.
YouTube users will still be able to “dislike” a video, but now the number that usually appears next to the thumbs down symbol can only be seen by the creator of the video in YouTube Studio.
It is a history of the Internet as old as time. If users are offered a way to vote for or against content, someone will end up being the target of people who simply live to hate and discourage the creator, reduce the number of users viewing that person’s content, or flag the content for moderation.
“Groups of viewers target a video’s “dislike” button to increase the count, turning it into something like a game with a visible marker. It is usually because they do not like the creator or what it represents“YouTube creator link Matt Koval said in a video accompanying the blog.
This ends up being a double-edged sword. What should be a tool for reward and punish user content it has become a tool for spreading hatred and rating content according to values that are not entirely in line with the creator’s work.