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YouTube Creator Slams Company’s Removal Of ‘Dislike’ Button As “Stupid Move”

Updates first ever video upload to the platform with comment “When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is.”

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The co-founder of YouTube has labelled the company’s decision to remove the ‘dislike’ button as a “Stupid move.”

Jawed Karim, who sold his stake in YouTube for $65 million in 2006, was the first person to ever upload a video to YouTube and he used that video to comment on the scrapping of the ‘thumb down’ button.

In the description section of the video, which shows the engineer visiting San Diego zoo 16 years ago, Karim edited in the comment “When every YouTuber agrees that removing dislikes is a stupid idea, it probably is. Try again, YouTube.”

YouTube announced it will hide ‘dislikes’ from videos, reasoning that it will curb “creator harassment,” yet critics pointed out that this is merely a way of removing the huge amount of downvotes on videos posted by the Biden administration. 

Another respondent pointed out the massive dislike ratio received by the Fauci propaganda movie.

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.

As we previously highlighted, despite being “the most popular president in U.S. history” after his *totally not unusual* vote record, Joe Biden didn’t fare too well on YouTube in the days after his inauguration, where every single video posted to the official White House channel received massive downvote ratios.

Thanks to YouTube, those ratios will apparently never be a problem again.

However, some have suggested that YouTube may be backflipping on the decision, with some dislikes that disappeared now reappearing on Monday.

As News.au.com noted, the most hated video on the platform, YouTube’s own ‘rewind 2018’ video, had it’s awful ratio removed recently, but then it reappeared:

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    MSNBC, ABC Claim Elon Musk Wants To See Abuse Of Women, Jews And Return To Apartheid

    Free speech haters pile on after Twitter purchase

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    Amid the meltdown of leftists canceling themselves following Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, the most extreme reactions came from the likes of MSNBC’s Joy Reid and ABC’s The View, where it was declared that Musk is a white supremacist who wants to see the return of segregation, as well as abuse of Jewish people and rampant misogyny against women.

    Perpetual race grifter Reid proclaimed that Musk “misses the old South Africa in the 80s. He wants that back,”  adding “Elon Musk’s companies have a history of open racism.”

    She also charged that Musk’s “idea of freedom means freedom to be a jerk and to be cruel and to have no one be able to stop you.”

    Reid’s guest Jason Johnson then declared that Musk could make public everyone’s private Twitter messages, before she declared that free speech advocates only want to “come in and be able to punch people in the face and walk around and laugh about it and then not have anyone be able to stop them.”

    Reid then stated that “there was a time when people had the double hashtags around their names because they were Jewish and right-wingers were saying get in the oven any time you made any benign comment on Twitter.”

    She added “They attacked women. You know, the misogyny was crazy on Twitter for a while,” insinuating that Musk is all for that kind of activity.

    “The thing is the enjoyment they get out of being in this town square is being able to harass people, being able to attack people,” she further stated.

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    Reid stirred up the Apartheid accusation on Twitter (ironically), and also suggested that Musk is keen on allowing “nazis” free reign on Twitter:

    Others amplified the idiotic claim:

    Elon Musk is from South Africa, so that means he loves white nationalism. Yeah, OK. Just like every German is a Nazi.

    It’s completely deranged, but what else would you expect from Reid? She says this about everyone who disagrees with her on any topic.

    Over at ABC, The View co-host Sunny Hostin declared that Musk only cares about free speech for “straight white men” and is preparing to “take away the guardrails” and “unleash the trolls”.

    She then blurted out that “there have been some surveys done” and claimed that 85% of women have seen abuse on Twitter, insinuating that’s what Musk wants to see.

    Hostin then whined about Musk being rich and cited Mark Zuckerberg’s “takeover” of Facebook as an example of how billionaires shouldn’t have control over “modes of communication.”

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    Again, completely factually incorrect blathering and deranged accusations, all triggered by Elon Musk saying he supports free speech, and illustrative of exactly why Musk bought Twitter, as Joe Rogan points out below.

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    EU Threatens Elon Musk: “It’s Not Your Rules Which Will Apply Here”

    Vows to steal platform’s revenue and ban it if it does not comply with “our own rules for hate speech”

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    As new Twitter owner Elon Musk noted that censorship zealots have exhibited an “extreme antibody reaction” to the idea of free speech returning to the platform, the EU issued a threat to Musk, telling him that his ‘rules’ won’t apply in their territory.

    Speaking to The Financial Times (paywalled), EU commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, declared that Musk’s Twitter will be forced to comply with European digital rules, or be subject to massive fines and even a ban throughout the bloc.

    “We welcome everyone. We are open but on our conditions,” Breton passive aggressively declared.

    “At least we know what to tell him: ‘Elon, there are rules. You are welcome but these are our rules. It’s not your rules which will apply here,’” the EU elitist added.

    Breton continued, “Anyone who wants to benefit from this market will have to fulfill our rules. The [Twitter] board will have to make sure that if it operates in Europe it will have to fulfill the obligations, including moderation, open algorithms, freedom of speech, transparency in rules, obligations to comply with our own rules for hate speech, revenge porn [and] harassment.”

    What kind of freedom of speech would that be? Speech that the EU agrees with?

    “If [Twitter] does not comply with our law,” Breton warned, “there are sanctions — 6 per cent of the revenue and, if they continue, banned from operating in Europe,” he further threatened.

    The FT notes that Breton was a key architect of the bloc’s Digital Services Act, which will see social media companies forced to present to unelected EU bureaucrat regulators how they are moderating ‘disinformation’ and ‘war propaganda’ (i.e. anything that doesn’t fit the EU narrative) on their platforms.

    It’s essentially another Ministry of Truth in action.

    The EU’s threats to Musk come on the heels of Joe Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki lobbing a veiled warning that the administration is “concerned” about the “harm” caused by “large social media platforms.”

    Musk has described free speech as “the bedrock of a functioning democracy,” and vowed to expunge bots and make the platform’s algorithms open source.

    He has also signalled that all opinions within “the law” will be classed as freedom of speech on Twitter.

    Perhaps most tellingly, Musk noted that Twitter suspending The New York Post over the Hunter Biden laptop story was “incredibly inappropriate”:

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    Elon Musk Tweets That When He Takes Over Twitter The Board Will Get Paid $0

    “So That’s ~$3M/Year Saved Right There”

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    Elon Musk’s efforts to takeover and restore Twitter to its free speech origins rumble on, with the billionaire tweeting that once he is in charge the rest of the board will have their salaries reduced to zero.

    Musk tweeted the response to investment advisor Gary Black, who noted that the primary reason Twitter board members voted against Musk’s offer on the company is because they’d be out of cushty jobs that pay them massive amounts for doing basically nothing.

    The New York Post suggests that Musk is shifting his strategy and going after Twitter with “a complex deal that raises debt against both the company and possibly his own stock, as well as a giant cash equity infusion from co-investors.”

    Citing sources close to Musk, the Post suggests that he is planning to put in $10-$15 billion of his own money to take the company private, along with $20 billion from outside investors who will own more stock than Musk while ensuring he would remain as the largest shareholder.

    The report also claims that Musk has hired Morgan Stanley to raise $10 billion in debt against Twitter “in the manner of a traditional leveraged buyout.”

    The report further suggests that the co-investors “will finance a hostile tender offer directly to Twitter shareholders,” and that “Musk is planning to launch the tender offer for Twitter in 10 days or so.”

    Musk seemed to confirm all this with this tweet:

    Meanwhile, Musk commented on Netflix shares tanking by 20 percent, saying that the “woke mind virus” is making the platform “unwatchable.”

    Netflix reported a loss this weekt of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year, and an expectation of losing a further 2 million subscribers in the second quarter, prompting shares of the company to plummet in after-hours trading by more than 20 percent. 

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