The voting period starts Friday with a ballot, with users through a Site Governance Vote – app can indicate whether they prefer the old policy or for the new choice. The ballot will run through June 8 and is only binding if 30 percent of users are to participate. Of a total of 900 million users, 270 of them would have cast their vote, which seems unrealistic. Probably the result is therefore advisory in nature.
What is also likely, is that the last time that Facebook in this way allows users to participate. In the mouth of Elliot Schrage, vice president of communications, public policy and marketing at Facebook, namely let the site know the procedure under the microscope to see if the votes still matches the original purpose for greater support.
“While our mechanism for participation might be about to change, does not regard our support for greater transparency, accountability and act accordingly,” says Schrage. Facebook gave the first opportunity to vote on the policy in 2009. The privacy spokesman for the company said earlier, however, the aim was to obtain observations of high quality, not so much as possible to get comments.