YouTube is looking into removing the dislike count feature of its video platform following a slew of embarrassing ratios on the official White House channel. YouTube claims the decision is based on “creator feedback around well-being and targeted dislike campaigns”.
In a Tuesday statement, YouTube claims it’s testing new designs that won’t include a public dislike count, citing “creator feedback around well-being and targeted dislike campaigns.”
“In response to creator feedback around well-being and targeted dislike campaigns, we’re testing a few new designs that don’t show the public dislike count. If you’re part of this small experiment, you might spot one of these designs in the coming weeks,” YouTube stated.
The timing of YouTube’s announcement is notable given nearly every highly-staged White House or Biden event streamed on YouTube has received massive dislike ratios.