Facebook downvote ' test '

Facebook is testing a new option for posts: the downvote. That is the opposite of a like.

If a message gets a lot of downvotes, offensive or misleading, is the idea. Facebook can then intervene and remove the message if needed. The downvote is first on a small scale in the United States tested. It is already used by sites like Reddit.

Facebook last year tested a dislike, or a thumb down. But a downvote is anything other than a dislike, stresses the platform. "We'll explore a way people can give us comments about comments on public pages", let Facebook know to press agency Bloomberg and the site The Daily Beast.