Social media video platform YouTube has said that the total number of dislikes on the video will no longer be visible to the public. The company has done this to protect the video makers from harassment and attacks. How many people have disliked the video on YouTube, it will no longer be visible to the people. The company has said that this decision has been taken to protect the posters of the videos from attacks by targeting them. Critics have been speaking in the past about the number of likes and dislikes on videos or social media posts. They say that these figures have a bad effect on health. That is why in some countries Facebook and Instagram have also given people the option to turn off this feature. Viewers will still be able to dislike a video on Google’s video sharing platform YouTube, but they will not see how many others have disliked it.
In a statement, YouTube said, “To allow viewers to foster a healthy dialogue between creators, we experimented with the Dislike button to gauge whether this change would protect creators from harassing and dislike users.” Whether the attacks in the form can be avoided or not. The company said data from this experiment showed a reduction in dislike attacks. However, creators and media stars or influencers would be able to see the total number of people who disliked their videos. YouTube said young or new creators He complained that people were deliberately targeting him by increasing the number of dislikes on his videos. Rising cases of online harassment According to ‘Security’, a digital security consultancy company, the most used method of online harassment is bad remarks.18 70 percent of people have experienced online torture before reaching the age of 22.
5 percent people have complained about such comments. 35 percent of people shared a screenshot of their status to make fun of someone. The most disturbing thing among teenagers was the joke made about their appearance. 61 percent of harassed teenagers make such a complaint. 56 percent of those who were harassed said they were harassed on Facebook. Responsibility of companies YouTube has made these changes when there has been a sharp increase in cases of online harassment, ie social media or harassing someone through the Internet. Politicians, officials and social workers are constantly complaining that companies running social media sites are not taking any serious steps in this regard.
Due to these controversies, Facebook has faced many major attacks recently. One of his former employees leaked company documents, claiming that the company knew he was having a bad influence on children. He was also accused of deliberately promoting hate material. Former Facebook employee Francis Hogan has said that big tech companies are ignoring cases like mental torture and hate speech to make profits. Many other social video companies like Tiktok, Snapchat etc. are also facing allegations of promoting dangerous content. Last month, these companies tried to reassure US lawmakers that they were safe for young customers. Report: Vivek Kumar (AFP).