Facebook Plans a ‘Dislike’ Button, but Only for Empathy, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook Inc. is going beyond the “like” button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday. The social network is working on something akin to a “dislike” button, Mr. Zuckerberg said during a wide-ranging Q&A at Facebook’s headquarters that was streamed online. But it won’t be simple. Mr. Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to limit use of the button to expressing sympathy when someone posts something sad or upsetting. Mr. Zuckerberg said it was a surprisingly complicated task to build the button. But the company has an idea that it will soon begin testing. Facebook has been asked about a dislike button for many years, but the company didn’t want to just give users an easy way to criticize a Facebook status. Mr. Zuckerberg said Facebook has found that users don’t want to vote down…


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