Re: "If Facebook can control millions of votes [...], is that still democracy?"
"People who get their news through Facebook are less likely to have an interest in politics and are likely to be easily swayed one way or the other."
Says the person who has obviously never used Facebook...!
Once, I used to use it so I could keep in touch with my family, since they all used to use it. The main reason I stopped using it was because of the never-ending stream of political diahorrea everyone kept pouring out on there. I'd a thousand times rather be treated to a constant flow of cats, babies, dinners, and Like-and-OMG spam than the torrent of political garbage, fights and arguments that I got treated to.
My family has always been very loving and close-knit. Facebook was the only thing in existence that raised the possibility of threatening that closeness.