YouTube Considers Removing “Dislike” Button Due To Creator Complaints, Hurt Feelings

Posted on February 9, 2019 11:02 am

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Today in “keeping social media a shiny happy place” news, YouTube is reportedly considering disabling the “dislike” button to address what the company is calling “dislike mobs”. A Verge article says that “dislike mobs” are groups of people who become upset with a certain creator or a certain video and decide to execute an organized effort to downvote or negatively review it. It’s an issue that YouTube has seen before and one that content creators have spoken out about. Videos with a high number of dislikes are less likely to be recommended for people to watch and could eventually hurt…