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Facebook To Update its ‘Terms’ Enabling it to Remove or Restrict Access to User’s Content, Service or Information

by Shreya
Facebook

The Facebook has considered an update to the ‘terms’ to enable it to remove or restrict access to user’s content, service or information and if it ‘determines’ that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.

“We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.”

The Facebook has notified their move to updates of terms to its users. This change has been made to Clause 3.2 terms of the terms which which will be effective from 1st October 2020.

“We want people to use Facebook to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so), the clause reads.

This clause further provides that users cannot use Fb Products to do or share anything:

  • That violates these Terms, our Community Standards, and other terms and policies that apply to your use of FB.
  • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
  • That infringes or violates someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property rights.

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Users shall not do the following activities 1)upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products 2) access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data they do not have permission to access.

Facebook can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of these provisions. The clause further says that the facebook would know and explain any options the users have to request another review, unless they seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose Facbook or others to legal liability; harm their community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where they are restricted due to technical limitations; or where they are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.

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