Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is working on a ‘dislike’ button

Market Watch – by Sally French

Facebook is finally going to give you the ability to ”dislike” a post.

Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday in the Q&A portion of a “town hall“ event at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., that the company FB, +0.64% is working on a dislike button to be tested on Facebook soon, according to a report from VentureBeat.  

“Not every moment is a good moment,” Zuckerberg said. “If you share something that’s sad, like a refugee crisis that touches you or a family member passes away, it may not be comfortable to like that post. … I do think it’s important to give people more options than liking it.”

The decision is a change of heart for the company, which had never previously expressed any intention to add a dislike option.

“Some people have asked for a dislike button because they want to say, ‘That thing isn’t good,’ ” Zuckerberg said in a 2014 interview. “And that’s not something that we think is good for the world. So we’re not going to build that.”

2 thoughts on “Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is working on a ‘dislike’ button

  1. Where’s the dislike Facebook altogether button?

    Anyone still using Facebook needs their head examined. It was exposed as nothing more than a Jewish spying device years ago, and I can’t understand why anyone would want to feed the details of their life directly to the MOSSAD to facilitate their plans to kill us.

    “Wait…. the enemy that wants me dead doesn’t know all the details of my life yet… I better post them on Facebook to make hunting me down a lot easier” — Typical TV-viewing and Facebook subscribing moron.

    1. It’s easier for them to weed out the dissenters’ target value depending on the nature of the comments accompanying the ‘dislike’ option, JR.

      That’s my take on it, anyway.

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