Facebook Users Have 7 Days Starting Now To Vote On Clarified Policy Changes And If They’ll Keep Voting


TechCrunch

Facebook has integrated feedback from regulators and users into a clarified set of site governance and privacy policy changes, and starting now, users will have seven days to vote for or against them. They’ll lose the ability to vote on future changes unless 30 percent of all users vote and the majority reject the proposal. Such a high turnout is unlikely, so this will likely be the last governance vote.

All users will soon receive an email alerting them to the vote on several important changes to Facebook’s Statement Of Rights And Responsibilities and its Data Use Policy. You can read my analysis of the impact of each of these changes here, but to recap, users will vote on whether:

  • Facebook will eliminate voting on site governance changes in favor of taking high-quality feedback from users through a question-submission system and webcasts.
  • Facebook can share data to…

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