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Social networking site to remove voting system introduced in 2009

Facebook users lose input into privacy rules

The social networking site has announced that its users will no longer have any input into its privacy policies.

Facebook has gone back on the policy it established back in 2009, which allowed users to vote and comment on new rules it proposed.

It has cited the poor quality of user comments as the reason behind the u-turn.

In a statement, Facebook communications chief Elliot Schrage wrote: "We deeply value the feedback we receive from you during our comment period but have found that the voting mechanism created a system that incentivised quantity of comments over the quality of them.

"We’re proposing to end the voting component of the process in favour of a system that leads to more meaningful feedback and engagement," Schrage continues.

Ironically, annoyed users have taken to the site itself to share their complaints over the proposed changes.

This news is the latest in a series of controversial decisions that the site has come under fire from its users for, after revealing that it would soon begin to share their data with fellow social networking and photo sharing app Instagram.

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