During a live stream event, Facebook’s CEO confirmed that they are working on a “dislike” button.
Facebook has resisted creating a “dislike” button as a companion to its “like” button, fearing it would sow seeds of discontent on the world’s most popular social network.
The new ‘Facebook Dislike Button’ will not just be for show, but will in fact be functional, any post that gets ‘3’ dislikes will be removed/deleted from Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook developers have currently set the maximum number for dislikes to ‘3’ at the moment. Receiving three dislikes on your post will result in Facebook’s algorithms removing the post as being potentially disruptive and upsetting to fellow users. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said:
“Facebook is about connecting together. Occasionally users are subjected to things that they find upsetting, are objectionable, and violate the community standards. Currently the mechanism we have in place to deal with this issue is the report option. But many inappropriate and hurtful posts can remain up for extended periods of time before a moderator is able to examine the material of the post and remove it if necessary.At the same time that we have this inefficient system of reporting we also have had user requests to integrate a dislike button into user posts for several years. We realized that by combining the two functions, reporting and the existence of a dislike button, that not only could we streamline the removal of objectionable material from Facebook but we could also achieve massive cost savings as the amount of employees needed to monitor and process reports was entirely eliminated. It’s a win for our shareholders as we increase profitability and it’s a win for users who will be able to police the potentially psychologically harmful material they are exposed to in real-time.”
Many Facebook users were immediately critical of the decision to link post dislikes to removal of the post itself. The most common expressed sentiment regarding the planned move was that it would function as censorship: not only targeting material that violates the community standards but also many subjects that are culturally contentious such as religious or political posts.
By removing psychological triggering materials msny hope that Facebook will become a friendlier, family orientated place where people can socialize while avoiding fighting and the contentious arguments that they say have come to dominate much of the activity on the site.
To Activate the “Dislike Button” Click “Facebook Share Button” At the Top (Below Heading). Once the Article is Posted on your facebook time line you will receive a notification to activate the option.