“Haters gonna hate” is taking on a new meaning with Facebook announcing its plans to add a “Dislike” button feature to the site. Although users have been asking for the option for years, CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg expressed his prior reluctance on the subject, during Tuesday’s Q & A at the company’s headquarters. According to CNN, Zuckerberg wanted to avoid Facebook becoming a platform “where people are voting up or down on people’s posts,” he explained at the meeting.
Facebook’s skepticism towards the feature is certainly warranted – the millions of negative comments, and at times even threats, flooding statuses from “cyber trolls” are proof of the downward spiral that could ensue. Yet, the company has good intensions for the upgrade. Zuckerberg expressed his reasons for finally caving to the request, “if you’re sharing something that is sad, whether it’s something in current events, like the refugee crisis, or if a family member passed away, then it may not feel comfortable to ‘like’ that post.”
We’re fans of the update. What do you think – do you “like” or “dislike” the new feature?