During a Q&A at Facebook HQ in California, Zuckerberg quashed the idea.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg wants people to be able to quickly express broader ranges of feelings on the social network, but a “dislike” button does not make the cut.
During a question-and-answer session with an audience at the Facebook headquarters in California, Zuckerberg gave a thumbs-down to the idea of a button to register disdain for posts at the social network.
“That’s not something that we think is good for the world,” Zuckerberg said, expressing concern that “like” and “dislike” buttons could turn into a voting system to judge posts.
“The thing that I think is very valuable is that there are more sentiments that people want to express,” he said.
While Facebook’s well-known thumbs up “like” buttons let people easily show support or enthusiasm for posts, some people think the sentiment seems off-target for sombre subjects such as news of death or other sadness in the lives of friends.