prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Febrero 21, 2018


Facebook Testing 'Downvote' Button For Comments

09 Febrero 2018, 04:17 | Benedicto Grullon

Facebook Says It's Not Testing A "Dislike Button", But A "Downvote" Button Is Definitely Out There

Facebook testing 'downvote' button on users' comments

Facebook is testing a new downvote button with a limited set of public Page post comments.

The new button, which appears to bring Facebook closer to having a "dislike" button, is now being tested on five per cent of android users in the US. The test launched on Thursday with many users seeing the option to "downvote" in the comment section of posts.

That's according to a report by The Daily Beast, who says the social network's incoming downvote button will have its own place underneath comments, separate from Reactions.

The test is limited to five percent of the company's English-speaking Android users in the United States, and Facebook does not plan to expand it, at least not in its current iteration. Now, however, Facebook is testing a downvote button among a subset of users.

Facebook said that the test is being carried on five percent of Android users in the US.

Without further ado, this is Facebook's statement: "We are not testing a dislike button". However, the company has been reluctant to give users what they want due to fears that the introduction of such button might have negative consequences.

Although it seems to bring the company closer to having a "dislike" button it is not the same thing.

A couple years ago, it said it was working on a "dislike" button that didn't encourage negativity.

The social network giant confirmed the news to TechCrunch but insisted this feature would not be the "dislike" button that has been widely requested. Instead, the reactions are all meant to show sympathy with a post or comment. Some Facebook users already have access to the button. In it, there is a feature which shows the upvote and the downvote button. However, the feature is available on any comment that is made on a public page post.

"It has become very clear that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't want Facebook to have the responsibility of identifying what is offensive or misleading - and what is not - because that would put him into the position of being a publisher rather than a platform", he said.

Downvoting is, of course, usually associated with Reddit. The idea is that short comments such as "Hi" or "Thanks" are not as meaningful as longer comments that suggest a lot of thought being put into the interaction.

It will help Facebook work out if someone is harassing other users, or if a comment is helping to circulate fake news.

The downvote button is similar to the signature functionality of Reddit. The aim to make it easier for users to provide feedback is thus evident and expresses the seriousness of the social media platform's intention to keep its contents qualitative as per social standards.



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Dow Jones stock index hit by record falls
After hitting a record high of 26,617 on January 26, the Dow closed below 24,000 Thursday for the first time since November. While traders dumped everything from energy to finance and tech stocks, the U.S. president, Donald Trump, said nothing.

Nissan and other Japanese investors to meet with UK leader
They met with May, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, and other officials. Mr Coveney said there was no uncertainty over what had been agreed on the border.

Wall Street falls but trading still choppy; bond prices up
Global markets followed suit last night, with Japan's Nikkei 225 closing 4.7% lower, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 5.1%. What makes this past week's market drop particularly noticeable for investors is how rare a decline has been for stocks.

Federal government will intervene if needed on Trans Mountain: Carr
Alberta has already responded by ditching talks about importing B.C. electricity and cutting off B.C. wine imports. Horgan said Wednesday it is not in anyone's interests to fuel the spat between the two provinces.

Cavaliers send Isaiah Thomas to Lakers
That included a joyous team-wide celebration after James' game-winner. "The way we won was something we needed". LeBron James will be thrilled to play alongside Kawhi Leonard , and they will create the best duo in the league.

Senate announces bipartisan budget breakthrough
The House Freedom Caucus opposes the deal to raise spending caps on discretionary spending by almost $300 billion over two years. One complication is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who was part of the negotiations on the agreement.

Mattis: Pentagon is putting together options for military parade
The Republican National Committee recently threw its support behind President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military. When asked who would pay for the cost of the parade, White said the Pentagon was still in the planning phase.

Language of peace spoken in the Olympic Games — VOX POPULI
Olympic sponsor Samsung Electronics donated 4,000 Galaxy Note 8 to all athletes and International Olympic Committee officials. That main speaker would normally be Kim Yong Nam, the head of the delegation and North Korea's ceremonial head of state.

PadMan movie review: Akshay Kumar turns desi 'superhero' to flag period talk
Earlier, the film was scheduled to release along with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat , but Akshay Kumar cleared the way. I know girls from very progressive backgrounds like mine that still have a sense of shame and secrecy about it'.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket
The United States hasn't had a spacecraft capable of sending humans to orbit since NASA's Space Shuttle program retired in 2011. The test flight exceeded expectations with a almost flawless launch.