Facebook Aims to Keep It Real by Removing Fake ‘Likes’

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Penterax

Well, until Zuckerberg decides to take MY privacy and security as seriously as he seems to think bogus likes hurts the popularity and integrity of Facebook, the only way I'll even have a Facebook account is to provide one with "bogus" information that hopefully can't be tracked back to me.

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ApathyCurve

The fact that this is "news" forces me to consider the possible benefits of global thermonuclear annihilation.

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tekknyne

Aww man they're on to me. That's one of my favorite hobbies: going around hitting like on stuff that I don't really like, just to screw up all of their stats and algorithms.

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Rift2

I heard facebook is 10 times worse then you tube. Post your picture get hit on my guys who think they want you.

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flyup

9 percent of the user base is fake!!! That means nearly 1 out of ten friends I have on facebook are fake! Right?

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Cleaver

So, when are they going to add Dislikes?

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loozer

The purpose of a "like" is mainly to follow a page/post so that you will receive notifications and better personalized news feed entries. There is no functional reason to include a dislike button.

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Scatter

to indicate that you don't like something...

If Facebook is about expressing yourself saying that you don't like something that someone else posted should be just as acceptable as indicating that you like something.

If a post has 1000 likes it may look like its a hit. But if they're not showing you that there would have been 2000 dislikes then it's really misleading. Political posts for example. It kind of loses its truthfulness if you're hiding how many people dislike a post.

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don2041

Keep it real by removing Facebook instead. Problem solved.

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livebriand

Now THAT is what the world needs! While they're at it, they should remove Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black, and Nyan cats.

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abowlofsoda

I like this

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vistageek

Brendan and 22 others like this.

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