Soon, you may not be able to ‘like’ things on Twitter–all thanks to the theory that honest feedback hurts people’s feelings.

It’s just one of the options the social media giant is considering to “incentiviz[e] healthy conversation.”


USA Today has more:
 

The social network has been looking at getting rid of the heart-shaped button as a way to improve debate on the platform, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey said.

A company co-founder, Dorsey last week said at a Twitter event that the network would be getting rid of the “Like” button “soon,” according to the British daily The Telegraph.

Twitter did not offer a definitive statement Monday on the future of the feature, which replaced the star-shaped “Favorite” button three years ago.

“As we’ve been saying for a while, we are rethinking everything about the service to ensure we are incentivizing healthy conversation, that includes the like button,” the company said on its communications team’s Twitter feed Monday. “We are in the early stages of the work and have no plans to share right now.”

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