Justin Mackie

I extract value from data.

YouTube Dislikes - Sentiment Analysis

Posted at — Nov 24, 2021

On November 10, 2021, YouTube announced that video dislike 👎 counts would be hidden from the public. The stated benefit is protecting creators (especially smaller ones) from dislike attacks and harassment.

like and dislike image

The number of dislikes is only available in YouTube Studio to content creators.

See the sentiment analysis below. It uses public comments scraped from the web and the DistillBERT language model.

The YouTube Dislike Button Remains, with Number of Dislikes Hidden from Public