Before the clarification was issued, many Facebook users, who also are on twitter, felt cheated and wanted to close the account on Facebook .
Here are the excerpts of the clarification issued by Facebook:
Our philosophy is that people own their information and control who they share it with. When a person shares information on Facebook, they first need to grant Facebook a license to use that information so that we can show it to the other people they’ve asked us to share it with. Without this license, we couldn’t help people share that information.
In reality, we wouldn’t share your information in a way you wouldn’t want. The trust you place in us as a safe place to share information is the most important part of what makes Facebook work.
People want full ownership and control of their information so they can turn off access to it at any time.