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Facebook revises terms over censorship fears

Company says it has already altered some proposed changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities because of the reaction they received.

Facebook has scrapped a change to its terms that users complained could be used as an excuse for censorship, and reopened the consultation into the other changes to those terms.


Thousands of users sent in responses to the proposed revisions to Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, during a brief consultation period that Facebook quietly ran in March. The social-networking firm said late today that it would re-open the consultation for the next week, and that it had already altered some proposed changes due on the reaction they received.

"Based on your feedback during the recent comment period for our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), we have decided to revise some proposed changes and further explain many others. We are also re-opening our comment period," Facebook said on its site governance page, the only place it now notifies users of changes to its terms.

Read more of "Facebook tweaks terms over censorship fears" at ZDNet UK.