88% of Voters Oppose Proposed Facebook Email Contact Leniency, Facebook Approves Anyway

Facebook's propsal to relax restrictions on unsolicited contanct to members via the Facebook email system was put to a membership vote last week. 589K of the 669K who voted (88%) opposed the proposal, but Facebook adopted it anyway as the number of voters who opposed the plan was less than 30% of Facebook's total membership. Facebook said that it did amend some language in the documents based on user feedback. The adopted proposal will make it easier for individuals and businesses to contact members they do not personally know, which is expected to increase the likelihood of spam.

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