Early reports last night from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s second public Q&A session suggested that the social network is considering adding a ‘Dislike’ button for those updates where a Like seems inappropriate. But woah there, it seems he said almost exactly the opposite, while acknowledging that Likes aren’t always the best action. “The Like button is really valuable because it’s a way for you to very quickly express a positive emotion or sentiment when someone puts themselves out there and shares something,” said Zuckerberg. “And, you know, some people have asked for a Dislike button because they want to be able to say ‘That thing isn’t good’. And that’s not something that we think is good for the world. So we’re not going to build that. I don’t think there needs to be a voting mechanism about whether posts are good or bad. I don’t think that’s socially very valuable or good for the community to help people share the important moments in their lives.” But he confirmed that Facebook is trying to figure out an alternative to Like for “sad moments… or tough cultural or social things” posted on the social network. “We don’t have anything that’s coming out soon but it’s an important area of discussion.”

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