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Facebook will finally add ‘dislike’ button

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Users of the world’s most popular social media website will finally be able to air their displeasure with the click of a button.

Early on Wednesday morning (AEST), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised his company is “working on it”, TIME and The New York Times reported.

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“I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,” he told an audience during a question and answer forum.

Facebook long opposed the button because it preferred to promote positive emotions. Mr Zuckerberg said the purpose of the new button would be to show empathy — such as for the Syrian refugee crisis — not disapproval.

“What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment.

“It’s important to give people more options than just like.”

No release date for the feature was reported.

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