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Facebook begins the roll-out of its Reddit-style downvote button

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Facebook is expanding the roll-out of its'downvote' button to users outside the US. The Reddit-style tool allows people to upvote or downvote posts based on how they feel about particular comments. The firm claims the purpose of the feature is to flag up inappropriate comments, which it defines as having'bad intentions or is disrespectful'. It insists that the feature is not a'dislike' button and there are no plans for one in the future. Facebook is expanding the roll-out of its'downvote' button to users outside the US.

Facebook Testing Downvote Feature For Comments Section

International Business Times

Facebook still doesn't have a "Dislike" reaction for posts, but the company is testing a new Downvote button for the comments section. The new feature was spotted earlier this morning and it's currently only being tested with a small number of users in the United States.

Facebook says it's testing a downvote button, not a dislike button

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Facebook says it's testing a "downvote" button but denies it's working on a "dislike" button, one of its most requested features.

Facebook's 'downvotes' test tries to fix comment moderation


Back in 2016, Facebook reportedly chose to roll out Reactions instead of a dislike button, because the latter would've sown too much negativity. According to The Daily Beast, though, the social network is now testing a "downvote" button, which has its own place underneath comments separate from Reactions. While it's easy to think of it as the antithesis to Like, Facebook told us that's not the case at all. "We are not testing a dislike button," a spokesperson told us. "We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the US only."