“Facebook’s terms of service (TOS) used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore. Now, anything you upload to Facebook can be used by Facebook in any way they deem fit, forever, no matter what you do later. Want to close your account? Good for you, but Facebook still has the right to do whatever it wants with your old content. They can even sublicense it if they want.”
Chris Walters/ Consumerist seen on Oetting
It reminds me of Hotel California: “You can check out, but you can never leave.” There’s already an action group on Facebook calling for a return to the old rules.
In the summer of 2021, I had the pleasure of attending a hybrid congress in Berlin: Die Grünen were kicking off their election campaign. The
Facebook has reverted to its old TOS. http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=54746167130