Here’s Why YouTube is hiding dislikes on videos?
YouTube is expected to begin trials using tiny groups of viewers in order to remove the amount of “Dislikes” in their content in the next few weeks, in reaction to criticisms by creators of content about their safety as well as to campaigns that are directed against specific videos on the site.
Certain YouTube channels will have the interface for videos changed to show just the “Like” count instead of the count of ‘Dislike’ the company announced via Twitter the day before. On their Support page, they mention the fact that the company is testing various styles that are visible in videos from smaller groups of users in the coming weeks, but the “dislike” button will remain.
YouTube adopts this strategy due to criticism from creators of content about the site’s “wellness and targeted ‘dislike’ campaigns,” which could be motivated by public accountants who ‘dislike. This platform has been working for years to solve the issue of “dislike mobs” which are organized small groups of users who dislike videos by saying “I don’t want it” in masse, without actually watching the videos.
So, in 2019 he suggested a number of steps that include things such as the addition of a survey when you press the button, as well as the one he used this week. The removal of ‘I don’t like”‘ doesn’t mean that the button, so in this way, viewers who view a video will remain open to the option of expressing their opinions on it.
Furthermore, creators will be in a position to monitor the ‘Dislike’ score on their video in YouTube Studio. YouTube claims that it takes this decision in order to “try to balance improving the creator experience” while also ensuring the “viewers’ opinions are taken into account and shared with the creator.
” I’m obliged to inform the world that YouTube is posted the following announcement in its blog in which it states that it will start to conceal the amount of disliking comments that videos receive, in this way it will not reduce the amount of hatred generated on the platform against creators of content.
It is clear that the button won’t disappear, but the number will be visible to the users. YouTube is no longer displaying publically the number of “Dislikes’ received by videos uploaded to the streaming platform to stop harassment and decrease the number of targeted attacks against specific users.
The tech company started an experiment in March to determine the impact that eliminating the ‘I don’t love count’ from videos that are not visible to the public would result in. As they’ve explained in their statement the company noticed a decrease in the use of the button with the intent of slamming creators.
This Wednesday, the website has officially introduced the change in the manner that users do not be able to see the number of ‘I dislike’. However, the information is available to the creator in YouTube Studio, however, the button will not disappear.
The ‘I don’t love this video’ button caused debate in YouTube’s YouTube community because of the use of it in certain instances particularly in the context of organized campaigns that sought to target the creator. The company has pointed out that it was the smaller creators or the newcomers that were impacted to a greater extent by these methods.
The ‘I don’t want to like button’ plays a part on the platform as it lets creators know whether their content is being viewed by people who like it. Even during the testing phase, there were some users who noted that their view on the internet was an element they considered into account when they were watching or not watching the video.
“We want to create an inclusive and respectful space in which creators have the opportunity to prosper and feel confident to express their ideas. This is just one of the many measures we are taking to continue to protect creators from harassment,” they’ve shared through the platform.
The ‘I don’t want to like button’ plays a part on the platform as it lets creators know whether their content is being viewed by people who like it. Even during the testing phase, there were some users who noted that their public views were an element they considered into account when they were watching or not watching an online video.
“We want to create an inclusive and respectful space in which creators have the opportunity to prosper and feel confident to express their ideas. This is just one of the many measures we are taking to continue to protect creators from harassment,” they’ve said through the platform.