The fast-growing online hangout, which boasts more than 175 million users worldwide, said Thursday those users will play a "meaningful role" in deciding the site's policies and voting on changes.
Facebook is trying to recover from last week's policy-change blunder that sparked tens of thousands to join online protests. At issue was who controls the information that people share on the site.
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On Thursday, founder Mark Zuckerberg tried again to reassure users that they are the owners, not Facebook. (To read AllFacebook.com's account of the conference call, click here.) The company will let users have a say in various policies -- such as privacy, ownership and sharing -- by reviewing, commenting and voting on them before they are put in place.
Tens of thousands protested and Facebook reverted to its previous user policies while it figured out how best to update them.
"Before these new proposals go into effect, you'll also have the ability to vote for or against proposed changes," Zuckerberg told users.
But while Zuckerberg is willing to let users vote on changes to these two new documents, he's not giving overall control of his site to his users. Any new technologies developed by Facebook won't go through such stringent user filters.
"The launch of News Feed and the recent interface redesign are excellent examples that illustrate why we need to continue to make independent decisions about products in order to push technology forward," Zuckerberg said. "While these products must be consistent with the Principles and in compliance with the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, they will not be subject to the notice and comment or voting requirement."