Reality Check: Facebook “Dislike” Button Too Good to Be True


No I don't care if you loved Eat, Pray, Love. Nor do I blink an eye if you're feeling happy/sad/mopey today.  Actually, I kinda yawn every time I have to see your matchy-matchy pictures with your boyfriend, those drunken girls night out images splashed across my feed, AND all those oh-so-thoughtful quotes about guys being dogs and some door closing while another one opens. Nope, I'm not a hater, but I could really go for that "dislike" button everyone on Facebook has been chattering about for months and months.

Unfortunately, some not-so-nice people have decided to capitalize on all this national negativity by creating a virus attached to a new app promoting a (fake) "dislike"  button. According to CNN, the virus advertises itself as a post from a friend ("I just got the Dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!") then invites you to download it for free. Once you do, it attacks your Facebook list and sends out similar messages to everyone on your list.

"We're working hard to block and remove malicious applications that claim to provide dislike functionality and inadvertently update people's statuses," a spokesperson for Facebook tells the news network. "It's important to keep in mind that there is no official dislike button. Also, don't click on strange links, even if they are from friends, and notify the person and report the link if you see something suspicious."

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