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Akin Campaign Turns Off YouTube Ratings, Comments On 'Forgiveness' Ad After Backlash
Benjy Sarlin –
Todd Akin's new TV ad "Forgiveness" wasn't exactly a hit with YouTube viewers, who overwhelmingly gave it thumbs down through the site's "like/dislike" feature. The measure was soon disabled, however, after it quickly generated a ratio of roughly 13 "dislikes" to every 1 "like" by TPM's count.
Comments, many of which were deragatory or mocking, were also soon turned off. "When it's a illegitimate apology, my brain finds ways to shut the whole thing out," read one comment that users promoted to the top of the page before the feature was removed.