YouTube announced last week that it is removing its ‘dislike’ counts on videos for public across its platform
In the instance of YouTube removing the dislike counts publicly, it’s good for all 3 stakeholders because it limits mass trolls that often videos can get, it allows creators to be more experimental with their content while not being afraid of backlash. For users the like button still serves as a way for them to know if a video has been appreciated while letting them form their own opinions.
At the same time, creators can still opt to view their dislikes privately so they can receive needed data driven feedback to know what’s working for them.Karuna Sharma, Advertising & Media Insider
With YouTube disabling public dislike and Instagram testing time-outs, these influencers and agencies suggest more steps to building a safer space on the internet.