Since today, there have been changes on YouTube video hosting that may not please everyone. The point is that the company has decided to hide the number of dislikes under the videos. The thumb-down icon itself remains and users can, as before, click on it if the content does not enter. However, the number of dislikes will be known only to the author of the video, and for everyone else it will remain a secret.
This step was taken in order to protect the authors of the videos from attacks and undeserved hostility. This is how video hosting will teach the audience to respect each other. Moreover, now the ratio of likes and dislikes will not affect the opinion of users, whether it is worth watching the video. After all, often with a large number of negative ratings, users refused to view the content.
From now on, the number of dislikes will be focused only on content authors who will be able to track the preferences of the audience, and will know whether the video has played or not. In addition, they will be taken into account by the video hosting itself when making recommendations for users. The company understands that not everyone will be happy with the innovation, but it is confident that it will benefit the platform itself.