Sep 102010
 September 10, 2010  Posted by  Court, Online

Marcia Hofmann of EFF writes:

Vanity Fair suggests that Sarah Palin’s distinctive voice on Facebook and Twitter is actually someone else’s. According to the article, she appears to have given a ghostwriter access to her social networking accounts to speak on her behalf:


If Palin and her ghostwriter are in fact violating Facebook’s terms of use, that probably doesn’t seem like a big deal to most people. Just by surfing around the internet, we “agree” to dozens of website terms of use every day, usually before we even read them. These terms can say anything a website operator wants, and often specifically note that they can be changed at any time without notice (or with minimal notice).

But violating a website’s terms of use is a big deal, according to Facebook. In fact, Facebook says it’s a federal crime.

Read more on EFF. No, they’re not suggesting that Palin is really a criminal. They’re using the situation to make the point about how Facebook’s position is ridiculous. You’ll see when you read the whole piece.

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