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Facebook tests new "downvote" feature for reporting comments

Facebook tests new

Although a seemingly simple button, some wonder whether this is Facebook's way of censoring its users, as it takes on a more responsible form of communication this year. They have even shared proper Screenshots about this new DownVote feature as well. If Facebook had posted that statement as a comment we'd have clicked on whatever the "this is bad" button was.

While the option to have an "angry" or "sad" reaction to your Facebook friends' posts is nice, what users have really wanted all this time is a simple "dislike" button - and it looks like the social media platform may finally be giving it to us. According to Facebook, it is one of the means whereby the social network is striving to create a better user experience and make improvements for the Facebook community.

Many Facebook users have advocated for a "dislike button" ever since the creation of the "like button".

"W$3 e are not testing a dislike button". But, don't get puzzled with it as a dislike button, because it is not.




Facebook said: "We are not testing a dislike button". Reddit founder and CEO Alexis Ohanian noticed that of course and tweeted that he wished he had trademarked it. People on the network can upvote or downvote comments on the various threads and Facebook seems to have been taking notice and maybe adapting it for its own. Rather, it is a more convenient way for users to report unruly behavior in comments sections of public pages.

How would the Facebook "donwvote" button actually work?

. Moreover, the visibility of the post to which the comments were made would not be negatively impacted, so others would still be able to see the post in their news feeds. This may lead to some false reports as well, you can speculate what would happen if a comment goes against any particular interest or preference.

The downvote for comments is being tested among a small group of users and of course there's no way to force yourself into that subset.

Notably, Facebook isn't alone in the Web world to offer the downvote button. also has the identical option on its platform, and Redditors commonly use it to regulate comments in a specific thread.


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