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Facebook Responds to Readers' Questions

SOCIAL NETWORKING

May 12, 2010

Last week The New York Times invited readers to submit questions for Facebook's vice president for public policy, Elliot Schrage. More than 300 readers responded to the call. In his response, Schrage expressed empathy and "professional frustration" that despite its efforts, the company has not successfully communicated with users. Schrage also moved to dispel what he described as an incorrect perception about the company's attitude towards users' privacy and discussed the company's long-term plans for monetization. In response to one reader's question about why everything is not simply set up for "opt in rather than opt out," Schrage responded, "Everything is opt-in on Facebook." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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