What You Need To Know About The Proposed Facebook Dislike Button

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For years Facebook users have requested the use of a 'dislike' button on the social media platform. With the obsession users tend to have with 'liking' certain posts it seems only fitting that they should have the option to 'dislike' posts as well. In a recent Q&A, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg stated that the company was exploring options for the alternative to the 'like' button. 

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"People have asked about the 'dislike' button for many years," Zuckerberg stated at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. "Today is the day that I actually get to say we are working on it."

This seems like an intriguing concept, but there are some dangers with adding such a feature. With the amount of freedom people have to express their opinions, whether positive or negative, it's easy to see how this could be troubling. 

Zuckerberg is aware of the controversy and is going to think this one through.“We don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts. That doesn’t seem like the kind of community that we want to create: you don’t want to go through the process of sharing some moment that was important to you in your day and have someone downvote it.”

It's safe to say that the team over at Facebook will be playing around with many ideas to improve the site. If a dislike button is to come it will be interesting to see how the new feature is implemented.
(Source: The Verge)