We Dislike the Fake Dislike Button on Facebook

A rogue application on Facebook has surfaced that asks for permission to access a user’s profile page upon installation. While the app promises to install what it claims to be the official Facebook dislike button, it works instead to spam the contact lists of users. Upon installation, the app, which does not give users the official dislike button, will post a message on the user’s wall saying “I just got the dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!!”

Facebook already has a a “like” button for posts or feeds that users like or find interesting. The company has thus far not made a dislike button, prompting the scam. Facebook is advising users to be wary of allowing unknown apps access into their profiles.

The app also attempts to get Facebook users to complete an online survey, for which the scammers get paid money.

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