Criticized since long for his moderation often considered to be too slow or lax, Facebook has started testing for the past few days a new system supposed to improve it. The social network confirmed Thursday, February 8, at the specialized site The Verge have started the experimentation of a button “downvote” to indicate more easily the inappropriate comments.
A quick video of what the #FacebookDownvote button looks like for me. Coming up next, a video of putting it into ac… https://t.co/Y2MBn5qLcJ
— hudlersocial (@Christina Hudler)
Its operation is simple. If a user clicks on this button located at the bottom of a comment (next to the buttons “I like” and ” reply “) then it will automatically be hidden for him. The user is prompted to specify the reason of this restriction. “Offensive “, “misleading” or “off-topic” are part of the options proposed. This can help Facebook to identify and mitigate content issues, while allowing users to better control the visibility of certain content in their news feed.