No, it has not been restored by the authorities the world’s largest video content sitebut by the users themselves. They considered such an idea to be harmful. Although the counter feet down will be visible to creators, but it will no longer be displayed to regular users.
The authorities wanted it this way limit hate speech and curtail the work of troll farms that deliberately clicked massively I do not like it to harm certain creators or corporations. Either way, users think it’s for sure kind of censorshipwhich is to hide the unpopularity of the content posted by advertisers.
YouTube finally he removed the paw counter down. The users didn’t like it, so very quickly restored it with a browser extension. This once again shows that technological giants they do not take into account the opinion of their users, but follow their path, the ideas of which are sometimes difficult to grasp.
So there was created an extension for Chroma and Firefox called ReturnYouTubeDislike. It’s a YouTube community project. Its members revealed that the paw down count data is not shown underneath the videos, but is still available on the API. Of course, the extension will work until this data is removed from the API. However, the community hopes YouTube authorities will not dare to remove them.