Facebook aims to eliminate the veto option for users in policy changes
Currently, Facebook has a rule that says that if 7,000 people comment on a proposed policy change, this change must be submitted to a vote. If this vote, more than 30% of users rejects the change, it will be vetoed.
However, the company said that the social network now has become so large (over 1,000 million users), this system became inefficient and propose simply delete it.
“The voting mechanism, which is activated by a specific number of comments, actually resulted in a system that encouraged the number of comments rather than quality. Because of this, we propose an end to the component in the process of voting in favor of a system that allows a more meaningful feedback and commitment, “said Elliot Schrage, vice president of communications, public policy and marketing firm.
This means no changes veto option but to open channels can be sent directly ask the Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook, Erin Egan, and there will be live webcasts with users privacy. However, as they still remain the old rules, users have until November 28 to get to 7,000 comments and submit this proposal to vote.
The company also proposed other changes, such as the ability to share data between Facebook and Instagram, recently acquired by the company. Similar to what happens with the services of other companies, the social network aims to unify the information it has in its various departments, and now include photos with filters.
Additionally, it was proposed to add filters to the messaging system, making it more like a traditional office box, and allowing better organize incoming messages to users.