Hoax: Facebook Will NOT Delete Posts With 10 Dislikes

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  • by: Maarten Schenk

According to an article currently going viral Facebook will soon add a 'dislike' button and posts that receive more than 10 dislikes will be automatically deleted. We can reassure our readers that this article is completely made up. The website that posted the news pretends to be USAToday by using the deceptive URL "usatoday.com.co" instead of the legitimate one which is "usatoday.com". You can safely hit the dislike button on the fake site: most of the 'news' it reports is completely over the top and obviously made up, like when they recently said Kim Davis was getting an award from ISIS.

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There have recently been rumors about a dislike button that would be added to Facebook, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated that the button would not work like a downvote button that could be used to show disapproval, but it would be more like an 'empathy' button. People could use it to indicate they empathize with the poster instead of appearing to 'like' whatever happened, for example when a pet dies or some other bad news is posted.

Lead Stories' Trendolizer™ constantly scours social networks worldwide for trending hoaxes about Facebok to dislike. Scroll down to see the latest.


  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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