Technology Facebook is testing a downvote button, but only for comment moderation

15:06  09 february  2018
15:06  09 february  2018 Source:   The Verge

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Facebook comment moderation tool. Ask Question. up vote 9 down vote favorite. I have done as by your and fb instructions (which are the same) but I do not see comments in the moderation tool, it is empty :/ I use only fg:app_id tag.

Facebook confirmed this new feature to TechCrunch, saying “We’re always testing ways to make Messenger more fun and engaging. Tag: Facebook . 32 comments . Macrumors removed their downvote button about what, 5 years ago?

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Today, screenshots depicting a new “downvote” button on Facebook began circulating on Twitter, leading some to speculate that the social network is actively testing a ranking mechanism similar to Reddit’s community-controlled comment system. The company has officially confirmed the test to The Verge, but a Facebook spokesperson says it’s only intended to be a method for flagging questionable comments on public posts.

Tapping the downvote button hides the comment for the user who taps it, then asks them to say whether the comment was “offensive,” “misleading,” or “off topic.” Downvote view counts not being visible to users. “We are not testing a dislike button,” a Facebook spokesperson writes. “We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on public page posts. This is running for a small set of people in the US only.”

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They are only important for testing while in sandbox mode (need to add testers , ect.) but after that there for moderation only . Having trouble setting moderators for Facebook comments social plugin.

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The last time last Facebook considered a feature resembling a “dislike” button, it resulted in the introduction of reactions on its mobile app and website back in 2016. Those emoji-like animations give users a wider breadth of responses to cover more complex emotions, like a friend’s reaction to a sad or reflective post about a lost loved one. It seems likely that the downvote button, if it does ever launch, will start off restricted to public posts as a way to help users self-moderate sprawling threaded comment sections under news articles, as an example.

Even if it remains a simplified moderation tool, the button may still have a larger role to play in Facebook’s design roadmap down the line. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pledged this year to reorient the way his company prioritizes posts and organizes information, with an emphasis on “meaningful posts” shared by friends and family and a reduction in posts from brand pages and media organizations.

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Click the Get Code button to generate your comments plugin code. 1. App-based moderation view: Go to developers. facebook .com/tools/ comments . You will get a list of all your Facebook apps, which lets you moderate all comments associated with each app.

I don’t think a button is specifically needed for reporting a downvote abuse as any form of abuse cc: @genius- moderation . November 11th, 2016 | edited November 11th, 2016. VinylZombie_MCR. Upvote +0 Downvote . Hello @Wapunguissa It was in the comments below the song. Now it’s gone.

Giving users the ability to help regulate public behavior on the platform, much like Reddit does, could help Facebook gather data and insight into the types of discussions users are interested in having. It would also help the company understand the tone and content of comments that float to the top, and those that get downvoted into invisibility. All of this could better inform Facebook’s quest to foster “meaningful” interactions, just as the company is using user surveys right now to gauge public perception of news sources.

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