YouTube Founder: “Stupid Move” To Scrap Dislike Button

YouTube Co-founder Jawed Karim.

YouTube’s co-founder Jawed Karim, who sold his stake in YouTube to Google for $65 million in 2006 has criticized YouTube’s removal of the dislike button as a “stupid move.”

The move was announced by YouTube on November 10th through a video upload by the “Creators” channel explaining their reasoning for the decision, including that they wish to protect the feelings of video channel owners who have been offended at the notion that their clips may receive dislikes. Users of the channel did not take kindly to the news, flooding the clip with dislikes and negative comments.

A screenshot showing the various downvotes on YouTube’s video detailing their recent policy change to remove the dislike button.

Many have argued that the company is lying, instead alleging that the decision was made in order to protect various powerful elites, particularly establishment run organizations with a continued track record of supporting draconian COVID-19 rules like the American Academy of Pediatrics, The World Health Organization & its affiliates, as well as the vast majority of corporate media. The allegations do not appear to be entirely baseless, with proven instances of dislike counts mysteriously dropping or not increasing on YouTube uploads by “The White House” channel already occurring.

Karim spoke out against YouTube by editing the description of the first video to ever be uploaded on the platform, which is called “Me at the zoo.” The co-founder wrote the following:

When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is. Try again, YouTube.

The newly updated description on the first video to ever be uploaded on YouTube, Me at the zoo.

Writing on Summit News, journalist and well known political commentator Paul Joseph Watson said that “With the recent popularity of the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ meme, this seems like another transparent attempt to protect the plunging popularity of Biden, whose approval rating just fell to a record low.”

“Thanks to YouTube, those ratios will apparently never be a problem again,” wrote Watson.

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