Facebook is drawing criticism for its new position on users' email permissions on the site. Currently Facebook users can restrict who on the site may send them messages through the site's email
system, but Facebook has said it wants to eliminate that restriction and replace it with new filters for managing incoming messages. When asked if this change would open up Facebook users to unwanted
spam a Facebook spokesperson said only that, "that the company carefully monitors user interaction and feedback to find ways to enhance the user experience."