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Yes, they do. They will also delete likes. However, the comments quoted and the general complaints on that video about dislikes going away are based on the claim that Gillette is either paying YouTube to delete dislikes, or that Gillette is doing it, itself. One reason why YouTube deletes some likes and dislikes is because people often use likes, dislikes, ...


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YouTube itself says that it can remove dislikes. From Likes and Dislikes report: You may see like/dislike counts change as some may be marked invalid and periodically removed from the counts. Learn more about our Likes Policy. [outdated link]


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This number comes from W3Techs - World Wide Web Technology Surveys. According to that survey, as of December 2016, WordPress is used by 27.2% of all the websites that they monitor. (Source.) However, when they say "all websites", they mean "the top 10 million websites", when they say "websites", they mean "domains", and when they say "used by", ...


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Below are points of evidence supporting the fact that sharks are a threat to undersea cables. EVIDENCE 1: The first report of sharks attacking cables came from the Canary Islands in 1985, when sharks' teeth were found embedded in an experimental cable. I found the report in an old news paper. According to a report by the United Nations Environment ...


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That might be true in 2017, or at the beginning of the 2018 when UK analytics firm Cable published its speed table. Right now you can check the stats live. And although Madagascar is still "faster" than UK only 7% of its population have access to the internet (compared to 94.6% in UK) according to this page.


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No, it's an Internet urban legend "Marianas web" is an expression originating from an infographic first published on Imgur in 2011 that attempted to provide a classification of the deep web architecture. According to this infographic, the web is divided in five layers, each more difficult to access, and the deepest is supposed to be "Marianas web". First ...


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Sharks are an extremely small threat to undersea cable in regards to others causes as shown in the graphic below (from a report cited in @georgechalhoub's answer). Data Proportion of cable faults by cause, from a database of 2,162 records spanning 1959–2006 Fishing 44.4%; Anchor 14.6%; Component 7.2%; Abrasion 3.7% ; Geological 2.6% ; Dredge/drill/...


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This is a classic case of correlation does not imply causation. One study found that high speed internet access reduced rape. But they couldn't find evidence that porn on the internet was the cause, just high speed internet access. So this is just a correlation between 2 data points. A more recent study suggests that access to high speed internet increases ...


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As of July 2019 according to the Speedtest.net Global Index , Madagascar (unranked mobile, rank 68 fixed) ranks below all of the 3 listed countries: United Kingdom (rank 50 mobile, rank 41 fixed), France (rank 18 mobile, rank 15 fixed) and Canada (rank 6 mobile, rank 12 fixed). Even in 2017 (August 2017 Wayback Machine data), it still ranks below all of ...


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The facts of this situation are pretty well known. During his time in Congress, Gore played a vital role in the creation of the computer networking system that we know as 'the internet.. Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn write: No one person or even small group of persons exclusively "invented" the Internet. It is the result of many years of ...


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While there's no proof, this seems like an incorrect assertion. Based on the wording, this most likely seems like either a typo (or simply a rather grammatically-challenged typist); or simply two independent targets to give certificate to (probably, the vendor and the asking unit). The latter appears to have evidence backing it up by a series of similar ...


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Yes, YouTube moderators can delete Likes and Dislikes. Cinema of Change tracked the responses to the Gillette video over a short period. With the help of YouTube’s API and Archive.fo’s screenshots of the video’s public numbers, we were able to test the claims of whether Gillette’s dislike and comment count were being subject to unusual moderator deletion....


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Good numbers are hard to find, but the answer is still certainly NO. One of the key problems in evaluating anything to do with the Porn industry is that almost nobody has any incentive to report honest numbers. All the really big numbers come either from dodgy sources trying to "big up" the industry or from campaign groups opposing porn who want to ...


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It's been previously documented that "glitches" can also alter the like/dislike ratio on a large scale, for example, a Justin Bieber video (including, bizarrely, adding dislikes to likes), so it's entirely possible: https://heavy.com/social/2013/05/youtube-glitch-removes-dislikes-adds-likes/ Given YouTube control the stats behind the scenes, they can ...


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tl;dr- This appears to be based on a true story, however the overall narrative seems pretty misleading. In particular: The farmer wasn't a one-man crusade. The farmer didn't spend 16 years preparing to sue the chemical company. The farmer didn't need to rely on his own legal expertise since he had a lawyer. Short version The factual background about a ...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System Without name servers the DNS would not exist. But that's not the end of the internet, it's just the end of easy communication without having to remember sequences of numbers as addresses rather than words. And of course the US can't (as you all but pointed out) shut down the DNS as they don't control all the ...


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The claim is both misleading, and wrong from an objective point of view. First, it is misleading because the numbers it refers to are the country's mean download speeds. In the objected countries, such as e.g. France (or even moreso Canada), a large number of people lives in rural, sometimes quite remote areas where, indeed, internet speeds are not always ...


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The paper you link to is referring to 'Deep Web' meaning unindexed data, and it's claims may be roughly correct in this sense - at the time it was published. It's not referring to the Tor based network of hidden sites you also mention, however. The term DarkNet is often used for these sites, so for clarity, I will refer to 'Deep Web' when discussing normal ...


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This paper by Anthony D’Amato from 2006 deals specifically with the correlation of increased internet access and decreasing rape. This is probably the most relevant part: Four states with lowest internet access Increase in rape of 53% Four states with highest internet access Decrease in rape of 27% It's also correlational and he admits as much in ...


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First let's answer this question. What counts as a non-human "user" of the internet? Any electronic device connected to the internet. There are numerous types of devices that can be connected to the internet. Be it a laptop, printer, iPod touch, server, cellphone, tablet, television, google glass, desktop computer, etc.... A non-human user of the ...


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Yes, they do hire people to filter content. I wasn't aware that this information could be considered controversial. It's not really a secret, it's called Commercial Content Moderation and most big companies who work with user content do it. For the sake of giving a source, a paper published on the Western University Portal: Commercial Content Moderation: ...


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I remember that event! The European IP Network's Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC - the acronym makes more sense in French) issued a case-study about the incident. On Sunday, 24 February 2008, Pakistan Telecom (AS17557) started an unauthorised announcement of the prefix 208.65.153.0/24. One of Pakistan Telecom's upstream providers, PCCW Global (...


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I selected Times New Roman as an example for this answer. The Wikipedia page on Times New Roman does a better job than I could of explaining the history of the typeface, including that, yes, its owner, Monotype has a proprietary licence available for it. Licenses can be purchased from Monotype. [I hope you will appreciate this is a reference to show that ...


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It is my opinion that these governments are restricting online gambling until they can figure out a way to tax such services. As to your question, I am not aware of any studies showing that online gambling is more harmful than offline gambling although many predict it. This study from 2010 did not find any correlation between length of time playing online ...


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Most likely true There is little doubt that first 3 languages are English, Chinese and Spanish. The contestants for number 4 spot would be: Portugese Russian Hindi Arabic If you look at number of internet users in each country as estimated by United Nation's International Telecommunication Union, you'll find that: Arabic countries total about 153 ...


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The lifestyle website HelloGiggles describes how the hashtag started: In 2010, Duval tweeted: “#itaintrape if u naked of Yo Twitter profile pic”, “#itaintrape if I’m paying child support”, “Lmao RT @MrCashFanatic: @lilduval #itaintrape if she doesn’t remember it.” From there, his followers took the hashtag and ran with it. Following Duval’...


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With regards to this question, How come arabs be so verbose in the field of chatting and be so unproductive in terms of internet content? a possible answer comes from this sentence in the IWS site: Indeed, many people are bilingual or multilingual, but here we assign only one language per person in order to have all the language totals add up to the ...


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Yes, this is confirmed by YouTube Help Center. Subscriptions are an important part of your YouTube experience. If there are specific channels that you like, subscribe to them. Once you do, any videos that channel publishes will show up in your Subscriptions feed. This makes it simple to keep up with the content you care about. Reference: ...


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