Facebook Testing Out Downvote Button Feature For Flagging Fake Content


Facebook is Testing out a Downvote Feature which will be used in near future to clean up hate comments, fake post or news that don’t in anyway contribute to the community.

This feature does not in anyway relate to dislike button everybody is longing for neither does it look alike of Reddit upvotes and downvotes.

According to Facebook, the feature test will affect about 5% of Android users who have “English” set as the default language in the app. The downvote button, for right now, only appears on public Page posts, not on Groups posts or those from individual users.

In Addition to this feature, The downvote button will eventually appear in the area where you would normally “Like” a post or reply to a comment. When tapped, the downvote button hides a comment, and gives users additional reporting options like “Offensive“, “Misleading“, and “Off Topic“. Those could help Facebook figure out if the comment is objectionable, a form of “fake news“, or just irrelevant.




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