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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg is "thinking" about adding a "dislike" button

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg on Friday revealed that the company is "thinking" about adding a "dislike" button, but also explained the dangers of having it on the social media site.

On his official Facebook account, the 30-year-old uploaded a video of him addressing the long-sought after button during a public Q&A session held at the company's headquarters.

"We're thinking about it," he said. "The 'like' button is really valuable because it is a way for you to very quickly express positive emotion or sentiment when someone puts themselves out there."
"But there are more sentiments that people want to express than just positivity. A lot of times people share things on Facebook that are sad moments in their lives. And often people tell us that they don't feel comfortable pressing 'like' because it isn't appropriate," he continued.
Zuckerburg went on to explain how the "dislike" button can easily become a way for users to shame others on Facebook, while acknowledging the need for an alternative to the "like" button.
"I think giving people the power to do that in more ways with more emotions would be powerful, but we need to figure out the right way to do it, that it ends up being a force for good and not a force for bad or demeaning the post that people are putting out there," he said.
Earlier in the year, Facebook added support for stickers on its comments section -- a move described by Facebook software engineer Bob Baldwin as a way for users to "easily cheer up a friend who's feeling down, and express a variety of more nuanced reactions."

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