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Facebook Is Coming Out With A Dislike Button, But There Are Risks

By Morgan A Grain
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Facebook will soon be getting a revamp, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced earlier today that the popular social networking site will soon be adding the much-demanded "Dislike" button to their system. 

The button will provide users with the option to express empathy during upsetting or sad situations -- the kind where pressing the "Like" button doesn't quite seem appropriate. "Not every good moment is a good moment," explained Zuckerberg. "It's important to give people more options than just like."

However, there are worries about potential misuse, as a "Dislike" option could very well encourage cyberbullying and antagonistic sentiment re: certain brands and products. Because as Mashable brought up earlier this year, a "Sympathy" button may be a better option -- though we suppose only the trolls will tell. 

[h/t NY Times]

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