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Facebook row erupts over privacy vote

24 November 2012, 08:12

Cape Town – Furious Facebook users have launched a campaign to stop changes to the website's privacy policy.

Site bosses have proposed ending the practice of letting users vote on privacy changes and replacing it with a "more meaningful" system of monitored comments and reviews.

In an e-mail to users, Facebook said the voting system had "incentivised the quantity of comments over their quality".

But the proposal has angered users, who have started a campaign to keep the vote.

The Our-Policy.org website is urging people to post a comment on the page where the plans were announced.

According to Facebook's current privacy policy they put changes up for a vote if 7 000 people comment on the same issue - so far 10 535 people have commented since the announcement was posted on Wednesday.

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