It looks like people tend to care very little about their privacy at the social networks. That’s the conclusion after assessing that only just over half a million people have bothered to vote on Facebook whether they are for or
against the new privacy rules.
Para asks recitifique 30% stake of its users, i.e. some 300 million people. Advocacy organizations have privacy day to take to the polls to 299.5 million people since Monday 10th concludes the consultation period.
After a week of voting, only 476,718 users voted against the rules as compared to the 68,884 others who agree with the changes. This means that participation did not exceed 0.5% of the electorate of Facebook.
“In the past, your substantive feedback has led to changes to the proposals we made. However, we found that the voting mechanism, which is triggered by a specific number of comments, actually resulted in a system that incentivized
the quantity of comments over their quality.” Facebook’s vice president for communications, public policy and marketing was quoted as saying
New Facebook privacy rules consist of crossing data with users of Instagram, a company that has been purchased a few months ago, the possibility that social network users to send content that will make it interesting, and stop
this kind of voting, which introduced in 2009.
Despite protests from various organizations and consumer protection of privacy, the lack of interest in themselves harmed alleged exercise their right to vote proves that the legal amendment does not care and that, moreover, these
ratings are ridiculous.