If YouTube is supposedly against spreading misinformation, why would they remove thumbs down, one of the best tools for deciding whether a video is a load of crap or not? Is there a good arugument for their decision?

If YouTube is supposedly against spreading misinformation, why would they remove thumbs down, one of the best tools for deciding whether a video is a load of crap or not? Is there a good arugument for their decision?

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  1. Honestly it’s really annoying they removed it. I’ve been looking at a couple car repair videos and it’s hard to determine if a video is “good” or not since we can no longer see like/dislike ratios.

  2. Someone high enough in the company had the idea, and is too stuck up their own ass to accept what a bad idea it is. Like when the head chef of a restaurant starts serving mozzarella sticks in a kitty litter box then calls all the negative reviews ignorant millenials.

  3. My guess is that content creator numbers are decreasing and only the solid ones remains. Removing the visibility of the dislike count is advantageous to those just starting-up.

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