Today YouTube announced they are changing down votes on videos shown on their platform. Video viewers can still vote up or down on videos, but down votes will no longer be visible to the public. But content owners still can see how many people down voted their video.
They emailed video content creators today and in the email YouTube outlining this recent policy change. But the email omitted why they made this change. Leaving many YouTube viewers guessing about the reason.
One theory was there too many down votes on videos made by certain public officials. And another theory floated about was that there were some YouTubers that may have had their feelings hurt by the number of down votes their videos received.
Whatever the reason, from now on only positive thumbs up will be shown on YouTube videos. Leaving the public to guess if a video is worth watching or not...