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Mark Zuckerberg is actually considering a Facebook 'dislike' button

How might we convince you to follow through on this, Mr Zuckerberg?

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FACEBOOK IS CONSIDERING installing a ‘dislike’ button, if founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is to be believed.

Back in October, the creator of the ‘like’ button Bret Taylor said there would never be a ‘dislike’ option, but Zuckerberg appears to think it might not be such a bad idea.

During one of the company’s famous Townhall Q&A meetings at Facebook HQ, he was asked if they would ever consider installing a ‘dislike’ button.

He said that yes, they were considering it, as there are indeed more sentiments people want to express than “just positivity”:

A lot of times people share things on Facebook that are sad moments in their lives or are tough, cultural or social things… Often people tell us that they don’t feel comfortable pressing ‘like’ because ‘like’ isn’t the appropriate sentiment when someone lost a loved one or is talking of a very difficult issue.

BUT, and here’s what might disappoint many people – Zuckerberg was quick to stress that any ‘dislike’ button installed would ultimately be a positive “force for good” and not a way of “demeaning the post”.

Guess we’re just going to have to keep our crazy opinions on the poor spelling, bragging and endless baby photos to ourselves, then.

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