UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Soon, Facebook users around the world may be able to hide or censor comments on their posts with a “downvote.”
The social media platform will test a button that allows people to report comments on public posts if they find them offensive or misleading.
Facebook told TechCrunch the feature is being run on a small set of people in the U.S. only.
But it wants to make it clear it is not a dislike button.
The feature will also not affect other people seeing the post or its ranking in a feed.
Facebook launched a feature in 2015 for people to react using different emojis instead of a simple thumbs down button, and earlier this year Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to improve Facebook as his personal challenge for 2018.
He said he wants to explore ways to combat foreign interference and harassment on the site.