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Give YouTube the finger by restoring dislike counts with this plugin

YouTube’s decision to hide dislike counts on videos has sparked anger and derision. The company said the move will protect creators from harassment and coordinated attacks, but critics fear it will become harder to find useful and trustworthy content. Some of them have proposed using YouTube comments as an alternative dislike counter, while others are devising technical fixes. One inventive programmer has attempted to restore the feature in a browser extension. It’s currently only available for Chrome, but the creator said it’s coming to other platforms soon. Credit: Anarios The plugin currently uses the Google API to generate the dislike…This...

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