Facebook's privacy changes vote sees little response

Jun 26, 2012 16:32:19Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO


Facebook's privacy changes vote sees little response

Internet privacy is a topic that gets a lot of attention these days, especially when it comes to various social networks. Sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are constantly updating their privacy tactics to ensure users are protected, but a recent change in Facebook's privacy policy left many feeling as though advertisers were the ones winning out, according to CNET.

After heavy opposition, Facebook decided to hold a vote, allowing the 900 million active users to give their opinion on the changes, which includes how the site uses a person's information. The voting lasted for a week earlier this month, and the result was only binding if 30 percent of users voted. By the end of the week, only .038 percent had voted. Even though the majority of these votes opposed the new settings, the company is still putting the new policy in place, the media outlet reports.

According to PCWorld, Facebook was accused of "hiding" the voting area and many users were unaware a vote was even going on. Officials from the site recently stated they will be revisiting how they promoted the vote to see if they can ensure a better turnout next time.