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Facebook Officially Kills the User Vote

Yesterday the voting period ended on Facebook’s third and final Site Governance vote, and we told you that the results overwhelmingly supported keeping the current SSR and Data Use polices. Of course, we also told you that it didn’t matter because not enough people voted to make it binding. With that, Facebook ended its attempt at “democracy” by eliminating voting …

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Facebook Just Eliminated Voting That Doesn’t Matter with a Vote That Didn’t Matter

And with that, Facebook’s tepid attempt at democracy comes to a close. Voting is over in Facebook’s third (and final) Site Governance vote. With just under 700,000 votes cast, Facebook users overwhelmingly voted against proposed changes to Facebook’s SSR and Data Use policies, as well as the decision to remove the current voting system for site governance. But in the …

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Facebook Site Governance Vote on Pace to Break One Million Participants

The third-ever Facebook Site Governance vote is on pace to shatter previous records and see participation from over a million users. Unfortunately, that’s still about 299 million votes shy of what is needed to make the results of the vote binding. Yesterday we told you that most Facebook users were voting against the proposed changes to Facebook policy, which include …

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Everyone Is Voting Against Facebook’s Policy Changes and It Doesn’t Matter in the Slightest

You probably know that Facebook just opened up its third-ever Site Governance Vote, allowing users to vote on proposed changes to the company’s SSR and Data Use policies. Or maybe you have no idea. Maybe you don’t care. That’s fine, but there are thousands of users that do know and do care – and their votes are as useless as …

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Facebook Opens Up Site Governance Vote on Voting

Starting today, you have a week to cast your vote in what will most likely be the last Facebook Site Governance vote ever. The company has announced the opening of the latest vote, which covers Facebook’s attempt to get rid of the vote as a mechanism for dealing with governance and policy changes. With their vote, users will also be …

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Facebook Asks for Your Vote on Stripping Your Ability to Vote on Future Changes to Site Governance

Back in 2009, Facebook opened up the governance of site policies to its hundreds of millions of users – kind of. For the first time, they allowed users to vote on proposed changes to documents like the Data Use Policy and the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Since then, Facebook has held two Site Governance Votes – the most recent …

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Facebook Adopts Updated Policies After Minimal Voter Turnout

After a flood of comments orchestrated by a privacy group triggered a vote on Facebook’s proposed policy changes, the company opened up their second-ever Site Governance Vote with little fanfare on June 1st. The vote, which lasted only one week, saw 342,632 users participate. If you do your math, you’ll find that comes out to a whopping .038% of Facebook’s …

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Reminder: Facebook’s Site Governance Vote Closes Soon

A week ago, Facebook opened up its second-ever Site Governance Vote, which lets users vote on proposed changes to two of their documents – the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, and the Data Use Policy. The changes, as they stand, are the results of original alterations made by Facebook as well as additional tweaks due to user feedback given during …

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Facebook Opens Up Voting On Proposed Policy Changes

Now that the period to comment and give your feedback on Facebook’s proposed policy changes has ended, the time has come to vote on them. Today, Facebook’s VP of Communications, Public Policy and Marketing Elliot Schrage announced the opening of the second-ever Governance Vote for the site. Back it March, Facebook posted new versions of their Statement of Rights and …

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