The Facebook 'Dislike' App Is Bogus

Spam malware preys on your desire to insult your friends
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2010 2:57 PM CDT
The Facebook 'Dislike' App Is Bogus
The Facebook logo.   (Facebook)

A Facebook scam is taking advantage of users who want to hate on posts, links, and pictures. The purported "dislike" app, ostensibly from a Facebook friend, forwards would-be curmudgeons to a page that promises "shocking video"—but instead prompts them to complete surveys, which the BBC notes appear to be legitimate and presumably generate income for the scam's authors.

And for your trouble, the app also charmingly posts on your wall, "I just got the dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!!"
(Read more Facebook stories.)

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