u-tube is notorious for such things.
I have been in livestreams were in real time 200+ likes disappeared.
Selective rules enforcements, and then so vague the channel/creators have no idea what they were targeted for.
The more woke the channel, the more it is protected by the mods and the u-tube enforcers.
Just look at what happened when KK (of Lucasfilm) made her famous “Fade In” vid, so many comments were deleted, so many disliked were removed, etc.