YouTube is Hiding Dislikes. Here’s Why That Matters

An Open Letter From A Displeased YouTuber

Geoffrey Verity Schofield
5 min readNov 14, 2021

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This past week, YouTube has announced that dislikes are going the way of the dodo. For those not well versed in evolutionary biology, that means it’s dead. The button will still be there, but it won’t really do anything.

This is, ostentatiously, to protect small creators. As a creator, I can tell you that’s pure grade A bullshit. If a creator does not want that negative feedback, they can:

  • Remove the likes/dislikes entirely…

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