Few vote on Facebook data changes

Facebook on a monitor Users were given a week to comment on the proposed changes

Related Stories

A poll on sweeping changes to how Facebook is governed has ended with only 660,000 of the social network's one billion plus users voting.

That works out at about 0.06% and falls far short of the 30% of users needed to force a rethink.

Of those who voted, nearly 90% were against the changes.

Facebook wants to increase data-sharing between services, relax rules on who can message users as well as scrapping the voting system.

It has promised to introduce new ways to allow users to offer feedback on how the site is governed, including a forum on its website.

Privacy groups, which have opposed to the changes, have called for the setting up of a user council.

In a post on the official Facebook Site Governance page the firm said: "We will be announcing the results and the next steps regarding the governance process shortly."

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Technology stories

RSS

Features

  • Man with typewriterLove to Patrick

    The official whose over-familiar letters infuriated his boss


  • Man's hands putting ring on woman's fingerName changer

    Why do wives take a man's name after marriage?


  • Person scratching their arm10 things

    Scratching really does make things itch, and other nuggets


  • Corsican flagCorsican mafia

    Are Corsica's days of mafia and militants over?


  • Mobil canopies on the A6 at Red Hill, LeicestershireEnglish heritage

    Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.