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

15:06  09 february  2018
15:06  09 february  2018 Source:   theverge.com

Facebook will prioritize local stories in your News Feed

  Facebook will prioritize local stories in your News Feed You may start seeing more posts from local publishers popping up in your News Feed. Facebook announced today that it will begin prioritizing local news, bumping it up higher in your feed if you follow a local publisher's Page or if a friend shares a locally-published story. "We are prioritizing local news as a part of our emphasis on high-quality news, and with today's update, stories from local news publishers may appear higher in News Feed for followers in publishers' geographic areas," Facebook said in the announcement.This isn't Facebook's only shift towards local news.

Facebook is testing downvoting comments pic.twitter.com/SBOSQITotO. — Taylor Lorenz (@TaylorLorenz) February 8, 2018. 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.

Facebook Bots: Auto Respond, Manage and Moderate Comments on Facebook Page & Facebook Ads - Продолжительность: 3:59 Anh Anh 366 просмотров. Facebook Confirms It Is Testing A Downvote Button - Продолжительность: 3:37 SPEEDY FACTS 24 просмотра.

a close up of a sign© Provided by The Verge

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.”

People spent 50 million hours less per day on Facebook last quarter

  People spent 50 million hours less per day on Facebook last quarter <p>People are spending less time on Facebook — and CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that’s by design.</p>Zuckerberg said that people spent “roughly 50 million hours” per day less on Facebook last quarter. Zuckerberg said that “we made changes” in order for that time decrease to happen, and added that “focusing on meaningful connections, our community and business will be stronger over the long term.

In a statement to TechCrunch, Facebook said that the downvote button is being offered in a limited number of public Page post comments and can be seen by a

Facebook is testing a downvote button , but only for comment moderation Today, screenshots depicting a new “ downvote ” button on Facebook began circulating on

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.

Facebook launches $10 million community leader awards

  Facebook launches $10 million community leader awards Facebook launched a community leadership program on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people who have successfully built groups on the social network as part of its push to create "meaningful" interactions.The initiative, announced at a Facebook Communities Summit in London, will give five people with a track record in creating groups up to $1 million to fund a project, Facebook's Jennifer Dulski said.

Facebook is now testing a downvote button on a limited set of public Page post comment reels, the company confirms to TechCrunch. The downvote button only appears on public Page posts, not on posts by Groups, public figures or users.

Facebook confirms to The Verge that it’s testing a downvote button to help users moderate comments on public posts. 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.

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.

Facebook is still testing the patience of its users, but rewarding patient investors .
Facebook is still requiring a lot of patience from some users even as it's rewarded big investors who've held onto its stock.Within the last week, it was still flooding users' phones with annoying texts, in some cases in reply to a request related to an important security feature known as two-factor authentication.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!