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New York:  Facebook users are bound to like the new “Dislike” button! The popular social networking site has finally listened to its nearly 1.5 billion users. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a “Dislike” button is soon coming to Facebook that will let you reveal true feelings on your friends’ wall or respond to anti-humanity posts.

mark-zuckerbergDuring a question-answer session at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Caifornia, on Tuesday, Zuckerberg said: “I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it”.

“Facebook realised people want to express emotions other than positivity, especially around posts about sensitive topics,” he told the audience.

The “Dislike” button will make it easier for Facebook users to show interest in a post or story that would be awkward to “Like,” Time reported.

He, however, did not explain exactly how a dislike button would work. “Dislike” button may be about opening up an avenue for users to interact with interesting content that would be awkward to do anything with inside Facebook’s current framework.

“If you are expressing something sad… it may not feel comfortable to ‘like’ that post, but your friends and people want to be able to express that they understand,” Zuckerberg commented.

Zuckerberg first mentioned the possibility of a new button during a Town Hall Q&A last year.

With inputs from IANS 

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Facebook Still Hosting NZ Shooting Footage: Report

Facing flak, the social media giant is now exploring restrictions on who can use its “Facebook Live” feature

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A television photographer shoots the sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. VOA

Despite Facebook’s claim that the livestreaming video of the March 15 Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people was removed from its platforms, sections of the raw footage are still available for users to watch, the media reported.

According to a report in Motherboard on Friday, certain videos on Facebook and Instagram show sections of the raw attack footage.

“The world’s biggest and most well-resourced social media network is still hosting copies of the violent attack video on its own platform as well as Instagram,” the report claimed.

Some of the videos are slices of the original 17-minute clip — trimmed down to one minute or so — and are open to be viewed by anyone.

In one instance, instead of removing the video, which shows the terrorist shooting and murdering innocent civilians from a first-person perspective, Facebook has simply marked the clip as potentially containing “violent or graphic content”.

One of the clips shows the terrorist walking up to the first mosque he targeted, and opening fire. The video does not show the full attack, and stops at the 01:15 mark.

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Facebook App on a smartphone device. (VOA)

A Facebook spokesperson, however, said “the video did violate our policies and has been removed”.

The Facebook livestreaming of the New Zealand terror attack sparked global outrage. The video was viewed over 4,000 times before it was removed.

The video was later shared in millions on other social media platforms, including Twitter and YouTube.

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Facing flak, the social media giant is now exploring restrictions on who can use its “Facebook Live” feature.

Earlier this month, New Zealand’s privacy commissioner John Edwards labelled Facebook as “morally bankrupt pathological liars” after the social media platform’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to play down the Facebook livestreaming of Christchurch shooting. (IANS)