Facebook is testing a “downvote” button that will allow users to hide comments or provide feedback on them, BBC News writes.
The button is currently being tested on a small number of US users.
Users have long been asked for a “dislike” button to mark content on the social network that they do not like, but Facebook never introduced it. And that’s because the giant did not want to damage the image of advertising companies or companies that buy ads on its social network.
The Reddit Social Network has for a long time buttons for “upvote” and “downvote”. Depending on the votes, posts climb to the site in better positions or come down to the page on the site.
But Facebook gives it a new utility. The company can find out who propagates fake news on Facebook.
These are the subject of the scandal involving Russia’s involvement in the US elections. Facebook admitted that Russian troll posts have reached 126 million Americans in the 2016 presidential election campaign.