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YouTube tests removal of public dislike count

YouTube is testing the removal of a public dislike count from videos.

The Google-owned platform has launched an experiment with select users which wouldn't remove the button itself, but rather only let the creator see the metric.

In a brief thread on Twitter, YouTube said: "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.

"Creators, you'll still be able to see the exact number of likes and dislikes in YouTube Studio.

"For viewers, if you're in the experiment, you can still like or dislike a video to share feedback with creators and help tune the recommendations you see on YouTube."

However, the YouTube community and high profile users like Jacksepticeye and RubberNinja have voiced their doubts about the change.

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