Facebook has announced updates to their Terms Of Service to explain how the company makes money and explains user rights.
Similar to the updates introduced earlier in the year, ‘Why am I seeing this post?’ to aid you comprehend why you see a specific post in the feed, in the order you see it.
Now they’ve updated their Terms Of Service to better explain users’ rights on the platform.
Rundown of the information added to the terms
How Facebook makes money
Facebook doesn’t charge you to use their products because businesses and organizations pay them to show you ads. The company has included more details in the Terms Of Service.
They provide more information about what happens when a piece of content is removed because because of violation of terms or policies.
In another news, Facebook is also building an independent Oversight Board to govern content decisions as to what content stays on the platform and what doesn’t.
Intellectual Property Rights
You will continue to own intellectual property rights on your own content that you share on the platform like photos and videos. In the course, you also grant permission to display that content, and that permission ends when the content is deleted from Facebook.
What happens when you delete that content
When you delete something you’ve posted, it’s no longer visible but it can take up to 90 days to be removed from Facebook’s systems. More details have been provided in the updated Terms Of Service.
Several of the updates are the result of the company’s work with the European Consumer Protection Co-operation Network.
Others are based on input from ongoing conversations with regulators, policymakers and consumer protection experts.
The updated terms will take effect for everyone on Facebook around the world on July 31, 2019.