Facebook is taking a less than transparent approach in its latest governance vote by asking users approve changes to their usage and terms policies that revokes the privilege to vote on future changes to that usage and terms policy. The questionable part is that they are burying that change in the monstrous pile of legalese that is the overall “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” and “Data Use Policy”.
Are they hoping that no one is paying attention and will happily vote away their ability to provide input on future changes? If typical human behavior demonstrated in skipping past the “fine print” is any indication, they would have been mostly right. However there are still plenty of digital activists and internet watchdogs scrutinizing Facebook. Their eagle eyes have spotted the change and got the mainstream media to splash it all over the internet.
What this means for you: