Content creators and fans lash out at YouTube’s ‘Rewind’

Vloggers and viewers said the roundup didn’t accurately represent the popular trends and people of 2018. The video has 2.2 million dislikes so far.

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As 2018 comes to a close, many social media platforms and companies are celebrating the past years’ highlights—including YouTube.

However, the platform is under fire for a yearly overview that many say doesn’t represent the large portion of content and engagement on YouTube. reported:

Every year, YouTube recaps the highlights of the year with a Rewind video, which features the biggest moments and memes as presented by the most popular YouTube creators. The 2018 video, which was released Thursday and is the longest Rewind to date, opens with an appearance by Will Smith (recreating birthday Grand Canyon video), and features celebrity appearances by John Oliver, Trevor Noah and Olympic skater Adam Rippon.

Adweek reported:

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