The big question is can Facebook be trusted to be part of the voting process? In 2009, a judge approved a $9.5 million dollar settlement over Facebook's Beacon program because of privacy issues. Last year, Facebook reached a privacy settlement with the FTC because of privacy problems. Within the past month, it appears that Facebook has agreed to pay approximately $20 million dollars because of privacy issues regarding its Sponsored Stories program.
While I applaud unique and creative ways to utilize social media, should Facebook be utilized to register to vote when it appears to have a problem with protecting its users' privacy?
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