Newswire: Facebook is actually working on a “dislike” button

Studies have shown that too much Facebook is bad for your mental health, and spending hours every day scrolling through other people’s (exaggerated) accomplishments and (supposedly) happy relationships can lead to what psychologists call a “comparison hangover.” Which is fine, but what to do with all that misplaced negativity once you’ve got it? CNBC has the answer: According to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, the company is now actively working on the “dislike” button the Negative Nancys and Buzzkill Barrys of the world have been clamoring for.

Zuckerberg’s plan to make the internet an even more negative place was revealed at a recent Q&A, where he said he’s been hesitant to add the feature because “we don’t want to turn Facebook into a forum where people are voting up or down on people’s posts.” However, he says, in the spirit of empathy, the company is …

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