For years, users on Facebook have been clamoring for the company to give them the power that Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus had in “Gladiator” — the power to instill fear and disapproval via a simple “thumbs down” action, letting the spectators of social media know one finds certain silly memes below their standards.
Well, fear no more, because it was announced Tuesday that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has heard the pleas of the many trolls that claim simply spamming comment sections with YouTube conspiracy theories and long-winded rants riddled with spelling errors is not enough to show their displeasure of any given topic. And he is giving the people what they want — a dislike button that will
elevate the civil discourse make everyone online lose their collective minds and type in ALL CAPS in fits of juvenile rage at one another.
“We will deliver something that meets the needs of the larger community,” Zuckerberg said. Which means that your crazy relatives who happen to be far-left/far-right social media
commentators trolls will now be even more unbearable to deal with on Facebook.
This is a can of worms that probably should have stayed closed.