YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim believes it will go into decline after eliminating dislikes

A few days ago, YouTube announced that it would hide the dislikes (I don’t like) the videos, a decision that divided users on social networks. One of the people who has spoken out against this proposal is Jawed Karim, one of the co-founders of the platform who has the privilege of appearing in the first video uploaded to this portal bought by Google.

Through a statement, the YouTube co-founder assured that there is not a single content creator who thinks that eliminating dislikes is a good idea, since ‘dislikes’ are a quick and easy way to identify inappropriate videos, a Essential feature on a platform that has user-generated content.

“Not all user-generated content is good. In fact, most of it is not good. The idea is that, amidst the avalanche of YouTube content, there are great creations waiting to be exhibited, ”wrote Jawed Karim

“For this to happen, the things that are not good have to disappear as quickly as possible. The process works and has a name: wisdom of the crowds. The process is interrupted when the platform interferes. Then the platform inevitably goes into decline, “he added.

It is worth clarifying that it is not the first time that Jawed Karim criticizes YouTube. In 2013, when the site required a Google+ account to comment on the videos, the American businessman was one of those who raised his voice in protest.

Protagonist of the first YouTube video

Me at the zoo is the name of the first video posted on YouTube. It was uploaded to the platform on April 23, 2005 and so far has more than 203 million views, 10 million ‘likes’ and 225,000 dislikes.