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YouTube Deletes Portion of ‘Dislikes’ From Biden Videos, Says It’s Spam

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YouTube Deletes Portion of ‘Dislikes’ From Biden Videos, Says It’s Spam

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YouTube deleted what appears to be thousands of “dislikes” from videos on the official channel of President Joe Biden’s White House. The company said it’s a part of its regular efforts to remove engagement it considers inauthentic. People on the platform noticed that dislikes have been disappearing by the thousands from several White House videos and started posting before-and-after screenshots on social media shortly after the incoming administration took over the channel and published its first videos. The screenshots indicate a total of at least 16,000 dislikes were removed from at least three videos. Even after the adjustments, the five videos on the channel had about 14,000 likes combined versus nearly 60,000 dislikes as of 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 21. In response to a screenshot of one of the videos, YouTube told The Epoch Times it is monitoring engagement on the site to detect and remove engagement it considers spam …

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