Facebook Members To Vote On Whether They Can Vote

From our M.C. Escher desk

As the hardtracking staff has noted this past week, Facebook is trying to turn the last vestiges of its Faceocracy into a Zuckocracy.

Specifically, the billion-strong social network wants to terminate the voting power of its members over changes in the site’s privacy policies.

From TechCrunch:

19K+ Commenters Trigger Vote On If Facebook Users Will Lose The Ability To Vote On Privacy Changes

19,000 Facebook users have commented on proposed changes to Facebook’s governing documents, enough to trigger a vote on whether they’ll go into effect. Today the Electronic Privacy Information Center asked Mark Zuckerberg to withdraw the proposal to combine user data from Facebook and Instagram, and eliminate the same right to vote that users will assert in a 7-day period starting soon.

Facebook gave users one week to review the proposal to change its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy, and that period ends tomorrow morning around 10am PST. Since more than 7,o00 users have left commented on the changes, exceeding the threshold required to cause a vote, Facebook will set up a one-week voting period in the near future. Last May when Facebook made its last proposal that also received enough comments, Facebook set up a voting period starting two weeks after the comment period ended, meaning this vote could begin around December 11th.

But . . .

Read the rest at Sneak Adtack.

 

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