YouTube Extracts the Dislike Button to Prevent Harassment and Hatred

Dec, 2021 - By SMI

YouTube Extracts the Dislike Button to Prevent Harassment and Hatred

YouTube is working on a feature where the public dislike counts on videos will be in hiding to protect content creators from offensive comments concerning online harassment.

YouTube published in a post that it would begin offering to keep dislike numbers at video private. The Google subsidiary, YouTube states that they offered this change to prevent its users from "dislike attack" and to decrease "stress and humiliation" for creators. A dislike attack is when there is an organized movement for the audience to dislike a video to set off possible viewers.

YouTube has also developed some of its video monetization policies, particularly those of poor quality and overly popular content targeted towards kids. The dislike button is still staying intact, so viewers can continue to dislike videos to harmonize their suggestion algorithm, and creators can observe their precise dislike numbers in YouTube Studio below the engagement tab.

Similarly, earlier this year, the Meta-owned app Instagram updated its features to provide its users with an option to protect their public like counts. However, after they observed through a trial that some users observed to like numbers to gain some insight into trending topics, they would suggest it as a point rather than requiring it for everyone.

A spokesperson from YouTube stated, “We are proactively creating this move because YouTube holds a responsibility to protect creators, particularly smaller creators, from harassment and avoid aggression.” The organization is also doing this when the contest for creator talent is growing extremely ambitious among tech organizations.

Now social platforms are settling supplies to maintain their best creators among the developed competition, especially from the increasing threat of Tik-Tok and Instagram Reels. Earlier this year, YouTube declared a US$100 million creators’ capital to jump-start their short video platform, known as YouTube-Shorts. This offered various new highlights and policies intended to improve the creator experience.

The modification to the dislike count will roll out globally over the YouTube platform beginning soon, including on every device and the web network. These modifications will become a good idea for the security of small creators and gain control over the trolls of this social media platform.

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