Stop Posting This Facebook/Instagram Privacy Notice — Your Pseudo-Legalese Means NOTHING!
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Stop Posting This Facebook/Instagram Privacy Notice — Your Pseudo-Legalese Means NOTHING!

(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Ed. note : A version of this post was originally published on . We republish it today as a public service to anyone considering posting this ludicrous “legal” notice on Facebook and Instagram, a product of Facebook. By now, we’re sure you’ve seen the ridiculous copyright and privacy notices that have been popping up on Facebook and Instagram posts left and right — and if you haven’t, then perhaps your friends are simply more intelligent than the masses who’ve been fooled into believing they can override a social media giant’s terms of use. We’ll put this simply to avoid further confusion: stringing together nonsensical bits of pseudo-legalese cannot save you from succumbing to the rules and regulations of the Facebook gods. On the other hand, stringing together nonsensical bits of pseudo-legalese is sometimes what law blogging is all about, so we’ll help our readers debunk the myths of privacy and intellectual property rights on Facebook and Instagram. Aww, you thought Facebook and Instagram couldn’t use all the things you posted on their sites because of your privacy settings? Well, isn’t that just precious. Here’s the copyright and privacy notice that’s been making the rounds […]

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