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Facebook to Introduce a "Dislike" Button

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If you’ve ever wished there was an alternative to “liking” something on Facebook, soon you’ll be able to do the exact opposite: today, Mark Zuckerberg announced during a town hall meeting that the social media giant is working on a “Dislike” button. “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,” said the Facebook founder. Zuckerberg went on to explain, however, that the platform doesn’t want to implement a Reddit-like system of up- and down-voting and, instead, wants to use the button to express something else entirely. “What [users] really want is the ability to express empathy,” he went on to say. “Not every moment is a good moment.”

As Gizmodo puts it, “Soon, you’ll finally be able to call bad things bad on Facebook.”