According to YouTube, the Like/Dislike buttons that have been there for years are suddenly a threat to the platform, as they are used by malicious actors in, let me quote, “dislike attacks” which are targeting small channels.
YouTube says the platform wants to curb “creator harassment” by hiding the dislike count. Recently almost all videos published on the White House channel received far more dislikes than likes.
JUST IN – YouTube to hide dislike counts on all videos.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 10, 2021
Gee, I wonder why they're about to hide dislikes.
It's a total mystery. pic.twitter.com/tCEwDDVdBY
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 10, 2021
The video department of the Ministry of Truth doing its part for the greater good.
Google, Facebook, Twitter et al take their cues from the federal government and thus are essentially federal agencies.