Facebook testing "Downvoting" of comments

Facebook is testing a Dislike button but dislikes people calling it that

Facebook's move comes just under two years after it extended the "like" button to include a variety of "reactions" to better reflect a user's feelings on certain content. Then, a few other buttons appear, allowing the user to label the comment as either "off-topic, ' downright 'offensive" or simply 'misleading.' However, the comment would then be hidden only to the user who showed his or her disapproval by clicking on the button. However, the social network denied that the new feature was a "dislike" button, which many Facebook users have requested.

Facebook is the most popular social media site on planet Earth. But the social media giant brought its Reactions in February 2016 to give multiple options to react on a post or comment, instead of merely hit dislike.

Many Facebook users have advocated for a "dislike button" ever since the creation of the "like button". But, don't get puzzled with it as a dislike button, because it is not.

The new Facebook downvote button is now only rolled out to 5% of Android Users in the United States who have set English as their language. Reddit founder and CEO Alexis Ohanian noticed that of course and tweeted that he wished he had trademarked it. People on the network can upvote or downvote comments on the various threads and Facebook seems to have been taking notice and maybe adapting it for its own.

According to BBC, "We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts".

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"We've been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in News Feed makes you feel", the company said at the time.

How would the Facebook "donwvote" button actually work?

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The downvote for comments is being tested among a small group of users and of course there's no way to force yourself into that subset.

Also, Facebook must implement some type of complex system where such a button can't be abused.

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