In response to creator feedback around “well-being”, aka your feelings, YouTube will start protecting content creators from dislikes. It seems as if content creators complained when they saw many dislikes on their videos and it hurt their feelings more than the comments section.
👍👎 In response to creator feedback around well-being and targeted dislike campaigns, we’re testing a few new designs that don’t show the public dislike count. If you’re part of this small experiment, you might spot one of these designs in the coming weeks (example below!). pic.twitter.com/aemrIcnrbx— YouTube (@YouTube) March 30, 2021
What’s more interesting is they are fine with content creators harassing someone by depicting those they want to bully getting shot but are quick to change the website design because of dislikes.