Youtube hides the number of “I don’t like” clicks

Youtube hides the number of "I don't like" clicks


In the fight against online bullying, YouTube will hide the number of “I don’t like” clicks on videos in the future.
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After Facebook and Instagram, Youtube also wants to provide its users with an opportunity to hide the number of negative reviews under their posts. The measure aims to provide security in the digital space.

DThat online platform YouTube will hide the number of “I don’t like” ratings under future uploaded videos. This should protect users from bullying, the Google subsidiary said on Wednesday. “Dislike attacks,” in which users try to increase the number of negative ratings for a video, should also be stopped.

If users want to make it clear that they don’t like a video, they will still be able to click with their thumb pointing down. However, the number of these clicks is no longer displayed. The user who uploaded the video will still have access to this data.

respectful conversation desired

With this measure, Youtube seeks to promote “respectful conversation” between video creators and other users. Users should feel “safe” about expressing themselves on YouTube.

The online platform had already experimented with hiding the number of so-called dislikes. Since May, users of online platforms Facebook and Instagram have been able to hide the number of negative reviews under their posts. Critics characterize “I like” or “I don’t like” ratings as particularly harmful to the well-being of young users.

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