Facebook Tests Long-Demanded “Dislike” Button

The Daily Beast reports:

Facebook is testing a “downvote” button with certain users, effectively creating the “dislike” button long predicted by memes and articles since inception of the Like button.

The test appeared for several users on Thursday in the comment section of posts within Facebook groups and on old Facebook memories content. Users shared screenshots with The Daily Beast.

The feature appears to give users the ability to downrank certain comments. This is the first time Facebook has tested anything similar to a “dislike” button and it could theoretically allow for content that’s offensive or irrelevant to be pushed to the bottom of a comment feed.