YouTube has announced that they will be removing the “dislike” count on videos posted to their platform.
The decision to remove the count is to help protect the platform’s users from “dislike attacks”, which is when a group purposely drives up the number of dislikes on a video.
The “thumbs down” option will still be there, but only the creator will be able to see the number of dislikes.
What are your thoughts on YouTube removing the dislike counts? Does seeing how many dislikes a video has impact your opinion on it?