Voting

Less Than 1 Million Facebook Users Voted On Policy Changes

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Facebook asked users to vote on whether or not they should be able to vote on future changes to the policy that governs what the company does with users’ data. To keep the old process of voting in place, 30 percent of Facebook’s 1 billion-strong user base had to vote for that, but it appears that less than 1 million officially voiced their opinions. However, those who have voted clearly want to keep the status quo.

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Early Voting Results Show That Facebook Users Don’t Want Policy Changes

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Facebook is proposing significant changes to its data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities (namely the ability to vote on future privacy policy alterations), allowing users to vote for or against the changes. Users have until noon PT Dec. 10 to vote. While it would take a massive effort — 30 percent of Facebook’s 1 billion user base — to strike down the changes, it doesn’t take political stat wiz Nate Silver to predict where voters’ minds are: against.

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Users Can Soon Vote On Proposed Facebook Privacy Policy Changes

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When Facebook told users it was planning to approve changes to its data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities without putting them to a vote, users and privacy advocates were up in arms. Luckily, commenters have taken matters into their own hands, posting enough comments on the note announcing the changes to force Facebook to put them to a vote.

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In Washington State, You Can Register To Vote Through Facebook

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Facebook pages love polls. You can vote for which slugger will win the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, or say whether or not you expect to get lucky on Valentine’s Day. Could the day be far off when you can vote for a president through Facebook? Washington state may have taken the first step, as the government will soon allow Evergreen State residents to register to vote in this year’s election.

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