The new Facebook Terms of Service update 3.2 (September/October 2020) will go live on October 1, 2020. The warning of the new terms of service update is live now, however, with the social media website telling us things are set to change soon. The removal and restriction of your content is on the cards. Read on to find out everything that has changed thanks to the Facebook Section 3.2 terms of service update.
Discover what the new terms service 3.2 update on Facebook means for you below.
Facebook Terms of Service Update 3.2 (September/October 2020)
Facebook is changing one area of its terms of service, effective from October 1, 2020: Facebook will be able to “remove or restrict access to your content, services or information.” The entire change in the September/October Facebook terms of service update 3.2 is as follows:
- “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.”
Facebook will be within its rights to remove the content you post. That is if that content is deemed against Facebook’s terms of service. If something you post can land Facebook in trouble, the company will remove it. Restricting access to your content, services or information is the next step from removal. This move should help Facebook more easily clean up its act with illegal posts and the like.
Again, this new Facebook terms of services update 3.2 will come into effect on October 1, 2020. Until then, you will now see the message pop up when you log in, however.
Time will tell how Facebook implements this new rule. Don’t be totally surprised if something you post gets deleted from October 1, 2020, however. If you’re looking for the complete section 3.2 terms of services from Facebook, meanwhile, you can find it below (H/T: Facebook).
3.2 What you can share and do on Facebook
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):
You may not use our Products to do or share anything:
- That breaches these Terms, our Community Standards and other terms and policies that apply to your use of Facebook.
- That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
- That infringes or breaches someone else’s rights, including their intellectual property rights.
- You may not upload viruses or malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.
- You may not access or collect data from our Products using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data that you do not have permission to access.
We can remove or block content that is in breach of these provisions.
If we remove content that you have shared for breach of our Community Standards, we’ll let you know and explain any options that you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly breach these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
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.