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Facebook users will no longer have right to vote on governance changes

Facebook vote doesn't reach required 300m votes cast to make it binding

By Trace Hagan from Dec 10, 2012 @ 16:22 CST

After another dismal turnout for a Facebook vote, the changes that eliminate the possibility of of a user vote will go into effect. Facebook needed to reach some 300 million votes cast to make the vote a binding one, and only 668,872 users on the social network cast a vote. 79,731 were for the changes, 589,141 were against.


The vote never really stood a chance at getting the 300 million votes needed and the changes aren't really all that significant. It appears that most users either didn't care about the vote or didn't know about it, despite Facebook making efforts to publicize the vote on the proposed changes.

Will you stop using Facebook because you aren't allowed to vote anymore? Probably not. Maybe, if you were one of the 589,141 users who voted against it, you might, but otherwise, it seems as though it will be business as usual


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