X/Twitter plans to hide likes from the platform

He claims its so people aren't attacked for what they like on the platform
I am in two minds about this to be honest, we have had likes for so long and now we are losing them, it's going to hit people hard but at the same time, I get why he's done it to prevent seeing what others like.

Instead of taking likes away, why not prevent it from showing on other's timelines when you like something?
As long as the notification for people who like posts commenting back at you that disagree with you is hidden from view, I am okay with this. But hiding them from your feed is another thing entirely. That's pretty nice.