Facebook Tests 'Downvote' Option for Flagging Abusive Comments

Facebook is contrariety a new underline to let we fast news violent comments to a company.

On Thursday, a puzzling choice called “downvote” began to seem over a platform. Only a name series of Facebook users have entrance to it, though a duty is found on any criticism done on open page posts.

Facebook Downvote

Despite a name, a underline is zero like Reddit’s possess downvoting option, that can lower controversial calm serve down a criticism section. Facebook’s possess spin on a downvoting is some-more about flagging inapt or descent content.

Currently, a user can news an violent criticism over a height by clicking on a “…” subsequent to it and selecting “Hide comment.” Facebook will afterwards let we warning a association about a post, though a whole routine isn’t accurately intuitive. (On a mobile app, we can do so by holding down on a comment, and afterwards selecting report.)

In contrast, a company’s downvoting underline gives we a clearer entrance to protest about a comment. Once clicked, a choice will automatically censor a criticism from perspective and ask because we had a problem with it. Four answers are given including offensive, misleading, off subject and other.

Still, Facebook combined some difficulty with a exam underline by fixing it “downvote.” This stirred conjecture that a association was about to take a page from Reddit and exercise tangible criticism downvoting.

Facebook stressed a duty is zero same to a dislike button.

“We are not contrariety a dislike button,” a association pronounced in an email. “We are exploring a underline for people to give us feedback about comments on open page posts.”

Christina Hudler, who lives in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was among a Facebook users who beheld a puzzling underline cocktail adult on Thursday. She too suspicion a exam underline was identical to Reddit’s downvoting function.

Nevertheless, Hudler pronounced violent comments can be cryptic on Facebook. She herself is a owners of a amicable media selling group called Hudler Social.

“Right now when people see an irrelevant or nasty criticism all they can do is indignant conflict or leave a comment,” she told PCMag. “And those things indeed pull it adult in a comments.”

Whether Facebook will make a downvoting underline central one day is unclear, though a association has vowed to make a height improved for society. It intends to do so by curbing abuse over a height and creation certain it can build online communities as against to wasting people’s time

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