Facebook is in the news again – this time for allegedly “hiding” the voting tools in connection with its much-hyped “public vote” on privacy changes. Apparently, .00038 percent of total Facebook users voted, of the total 270 million accounts. A privacy activist group, Europe v. Facebook, accused Facebook of hiding the polling station and making it difficult for users to vote.
“Zuckerberg seems to have taken democracy lessons in China,” the group’s speaker Max Schrem said.
Facebook users have been commenting on the Facebook Site Governance page claiming that they had no idea that the vote was going on. Perhaps the problem is not that Facebook does not care about user privacy, but rather, that it may have bigger legal woes brewing, given the recent governmental investigations into the Facebook IPO.