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Facebook is Working on a 'Dislike' Button

Facebook is Working on a 'Dislike' Button

Posted September 15, 2015 at 8:53pm by iClarified · 11156 views
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is working on a 'Dislike' button, reports Business Insider.

"I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it," Zuckerberg said during a Q&A at Facebook's headquarters.

Zuckerberg says that a dislike button wasn't designed right away to prevent Facebook from becoming a system for upvoting and downvoting like reddit. "That isn’t what we’re here to build in the world," he said.

However, the company has realized that people want to express a feeling other than liking. For example, people don't want to "like" news about family members that have died or the refugee crisis.

"What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment," Zuckerberg said.

While Facebook has been working on the new button for a while, it hopes to launch it soon.

"It’s surprisingly complicated to make an interaction that will be simple," Zuckerberg said.

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Loke Fook Seng
Loke Fook Seng - September 16, 2015 at 1:06pm
Hope that in future there are sort and search function for posts for easier navigation.
Butterspider - September 16, 2015 at 12:48am
I want an abstain button
Captain Japan
Captain Japan - September 16, 2015 at 12:44am
Sounds ghey to me.
selvamax - September 16, 2015 at 12:43am
Not a good idea and this brings many problems
MUKAI - September 15, 2015 at 11:35pm
Didn't they have that before?
Chris - September 15, 2015 at 11:28pm
Dislike button going to cause bullying issues with the younger Facebook users. I understand the desire for the plenty of stuff I would dislike, how ever if a teen post a photo of him or herself and get bombarded with dislikes because kids can be mean to people that may be different I could see this causing self esteem issues... Today's generation are not as tough skinned as we were and they have a lot more to deal with having this public social media forum... I am surprised at Facebook.
Spawn - September 16, 2015 at 12:04pm
OMG Chris you are part of the pussyfication of Merica'. First of all you are not allowed to be on facebook unless you are 18 or older. Second all this bullying by kids is responsibility of the parents. Nobody wants to be responsible and blame others for their poor parenting allowing kids on facebook.
psyclone - September 16, 2015 at 10:39pm
First off "Spawn" or spooge whatever your name is... Facebook's policy is age 13 to have an account, You idiot, do your research before you comment. Although I agree with you on the codling of todays generation and the "pussification" as you so l eloquently put it. Bullying is a major issue for today's kids... When I was a kid. Someone bullied you you stood your ground and maybe even had to get into a fight or 2, It was a one on one thing or small group... Today with social media kids get ridiculed in public for what they where, they sexual orientation or just about anything. It is out there its over the top and many of these kids don't have the coping skills to deal with that on public level. Do you have kids? I do. when my boy was 14 hew was being bullied on face book. I put him in the car and we went over to the bully's house and knocked on the door. told him he he actually thought he could kick my boys ass to come out and do so... Needless to say the Bully backed down and my boy has not been bothered since. Was that the "right" thing to do. Not according to today's society. but it worked. the boy publicly apologize to my son. Thats parenting. Most schools have heavy bullying rules today. and monitor facebook and social media, I've seen kid get suspended and even expelled for things they post. I don't agree with all the BS surrounding the bullying situation. My post was meant as an opinion on the decision to make a already tenuous situation in society worse by giving the bullies of the world another tool to pick on the weak.
psyclone - September 16, 2015 at 10:39pm
I made the post you replied to..
 Why not
Why not - September 15, 2015 at 9:46pm
Middle finger button
My Ballss
My Ballss - September 15, 2015 at 9:22pm
Facebook, created by Jews so that while you waste your time, they are making millions off you.
NoGoodNick - September 15, 2015 at 8:58pm
Good. I'll go on and vote that I "Dislike" Facebook and gave up on it when everyone's great grandparent started surfing it.
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