The Facebook polls have closed and, even though the social network had its biggest turnout ever, too few users cast ballots to have a say in the company’s proposed policy changes.
Nearly 9 in 10 of those who voted were against the proposed changes, but only about 668,000 people cast ballots. That’s a tiny percentage of Facebook’s users, which number more than 1 billion. Facebook requires that 30 percent of Facebook users participate for a vote to count. One of the proposed changes: Taking away Facebook users’ right to vote on future changes. Facebook said it plans to give users other ways to weigh in on policy changes, such as an “Ask the Chief Privacy Officer” Q and A forum on its website.News Tribune news services