SAA Calls on Facebook to Allow Page Downloads

The Society of American Archivists is calling on Facebook to allow content downloading for pages. “As you know Facebook users often create pages for their businesses, organizations, places, community groups, and more. Per your guidelines, Facebook pages are administered by an authorized representative of the entity in question. When an entity such as a business orcommunity group is donating materials to an archive, it would be extremely useful if donors were able to download the contents of their pages so that the contents could be included with the donated materials. Unfortunately this function is not currently supported. In addition, Facebook’s terms of service prevent this content from being collected without Facebook’s permission (see section II.C in Facebook’s Pages Terms).” (The whole letter is PDF.)

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