Give Facebook Users Control Over Privacy Policy Changes

Target: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Goal: Allow Facebook users to continue voting on privacy policy changes

Recently, Facebook users voted on Facebook’s policy of having user elections to decide changes in future policies, including privacy policies. Users voted to continue giving their voice in policy changes, but the company chose to ignore the vote and stop holding elections. This means that Facebook users no longer have the option to make their opinions known on privacy policies or other policies. Ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to reverse this decision.

According to current Facebook policy, at least 30 percent of all active Facebook users must vote in an election for the results to be considered. Less than 1 percent voted on this policy change. This policy is buried in Facebook’s terms of service and was not known to many users. Some users report even being unaware of the election itself. Facebook did not give users enough notice of the importance of this election before choosing to ignore the results. The 88% of voters who do want their voices to be heard are ignored because Facebook’s policy favors fostering ignorance among users.

Facebook has had controversial privacy policies in the past, including giving the company the right to sell all information put on the website. The users have made their opinions known in the past, and have been able to keep their information private by protesting or opting out of policies. However, without a voice from the users, Facebook will be able to completely remove user privacy. People can protest, but Facebook is no longer obligated to listen. Facebook needs to know that giving the users a voice is more important than changing privacy policies to gain more information.

Sign this petition, and let your voice be heard.


Dear Mr. Zuckerberg:

Recently, Facebook users voted for the right to continue making their voice heard in future policy changes. However, despite 88% of voters wanting to give opinions on future policies, your company chose to ignore them. This is because less than 30% of all active users voted, and according to Facebook policy, the vote may be ignored. However, the users were unaware of this policy, and many of them were also unaware of the election. They were not given a fair chance to have their voice heard before this option was taken from them.

I ask you to give users the right to vote on future policy changes. Facebook has had controversial privacy policies in the past, but users have had the option to voice their opinions or opt out of these policies. Facebook is now no longer obligated to listen to user opinions, and may remove the option to opt out of controversial policies with no one to say otherwise. Removing the voice of the users is a move that is dangerous to both the users and the company, and the users should be allowed to continue to vote.


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