To say the Facebook "chose coal" is inaccurate, said spokesman Barry Schnitt.
"It's clear that some people fundamentally misunderstand our proposed changes. Our data-use policy governs how we use and collect data. That document is not changing at this time," Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt said. "That's why we have this unique and transparent process, though _ so have an opportunity to clarify confusion and respond to user concerns. We look forward to doing so in the coming weeks."