Facebook has a serious problem!

In the past, users on Facebook have reacted to newsfeed posts, with either just a like, or commenting.

Not so long ago, Facebook added reactions, like laughing, love, and angry emoticons.

This has lately become a serious problem, with “people” (or bots?) inappropriately reacting to news posts, using laughing emojis. Especially, serious news posts of people suffering and dying, during this pandemic.

Facebook needs to step in, and add an option to disable this feature!

Currently, there is no way to disable this by users, and actually hurts efforts to combat misinformation (laugh reactions create impression, some news is not serious).

Conversation 12 comments

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    30 April, 2021 - 12:02 pm

    <p>Internet is full of trolls and it breeds them. </p><p><br></p><p>My main issue with reaction emoji is the enforcement of group think and singular points of view. </p>

    • bkkcanuck

      30 April, 2021 - 12:47 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#625867">In reply to red.radar:</a></em></blockquote><p>Not sure facebook breeds them or just gives sociopaths/psychopaths a place to play with 'their mice'. I think modern society may breed more of them though. </p>

      • locust_infested_orchard_inc.

        01 May, 2021 - 4:53 pm

        Both Fakebook and Twatter affords anonymity to those that seek to engage in the distasteful, antisocial, and to sow the seeds of discord amongst those that differ from themselves.

        The real physical World was no different prior to the pervasiveness of CCTV. But with smart cameras seemingly on every street corner (especially so in China), it does (to a degree) deter the sane from hurling the more sinister insults in the real World. The advent of Fakebook and Twatter has given them an online voice to be as obnoxious as possible.

        We, humans, are the problem. For millennia humans (particularly those with both wealth and power) have despised, rejected, and ostracised those who appear different to themselves. Furthermore, men have always disrespected woman as a commodity of flesh, to do as so they desire (the workplace is every woman’s nightmare of sexual innuendo, non-consensual flirtatious behaviour, groping, butt touching, etc.).

        Children right from get go, need to be taught the differences they can clearly see amongst nations, cultures, and the genders (of which there are only two), and learn to embrace, appreciate, and respect the distinguishing qualities of them.

        Until such time, the haters, xenophobes, racists, misogynists, misfits, delinquents, sociopaths, ignorami, and the just plain old assholes, shall continue to seek self-gratification and hilarity through their written-word tirade.

        May I present a one-fingered salute to the lot of them:?.

        To Zuckerberg and Dorsey, one apiece for both of them, ??.

        • locust_infested_orchard_inc.

          01 May, 2021 - 4:54 pm

          OMG, wall of text. Where are the paragraphs in this commenting system ?

          • locust_infested_orchard_inc.

            01 May, 2021 - 4:55 pm


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  • timewash902

    30 April, 2021 - 1:37 pm

    <p>Not so long ago? That was enabled in way back in 2016. . .</p>

  • ghostrider

    01 May, 2021 - 5:42 am

    The world has a serious problem with Facebook – it exists, and that’s bad for everyone.

    • polloloco51

      01 May, 2021 - 9:24 am

      Facebook has become, a towering, radioactive monster! Full of sadness, despair and tragedy! It used to be a simple, fun place (back in 2010). Now, it is much, much worse than real life!

  • sherlockholmes

    Premium Member
    01 May, 2021 - 9:34 am

    Facebook doesnt has a problem. Facebook IS the problem.

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      01 May, 2021 - 9:48 am

      Precisely. Facebook is an unreachable black hole on my network, as are all its subsidiaries.

    • bob_shutts

      01 May, 2021 - 1:09 pm

      FB and Twitter are cesspools.

  • Usman

    Premium Member
    01 May, 2021 - 3:52 pm

    I think it’s fair to allow the poster to limit the kinds of reactions that can be used on their posts. For pages, they should limit to just ‘Like’, ‘Love’, ‘Wow’ and ‘Sad’


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