According to report by Statista.com, revealed that by the year 2025, the number of Facebook users in Nigeria is expected to reach 43.53 million, up from 27.46 million in 2020.

Tech central in this article titled four things that may interest you about Facebook new terms and data policies will take you through some policies on how Facebook is collecting, sharing and using data of it users.

1. The new policy bans deepfakes from the platform, targeting videos edited using artificial intelligence or machine learning to make them look authentic to a point where it’s originality is not easily determined.

However, this policy  doesn’t apply to all edited videos. According to an earlier report by www.engadget.com , the new rules don’t cover videos manipulated for parody or satire or satire or those edited “solely to omit or change the order of words”. Referencing a report by Washington Post, It stated that Facebook is rolling out the rules of the 2020 Presidential elections to help prevent the spread of disinformation on the platform. The publication noted that, though , they won’t actually get rid of all fake videos on the social network such as the infamous ‘drunk Nancy  Pelosi’ video. The post also says, it won’t lead to the removal of edited videos using “lesser forms of manipulation”. Accordingly, the altered Nancy Pelosi’ video , for instance , was tweaked using a simple video-editing software. That said, Facebook says, it could still fact check these ” shallow fakes” ( as disinformation researchers call them) and limit their spread in the News Feed or remove  them completely if they are being run as ads.

The social network explains that the approach it’s taking is critical to it’s strategy. “If we simply removed all manipulated videos flagged by fact-checkers as false, the videos would still be available elsewhere on the internet or social media ecosystem. By leaving them up and labelling them as false, we’re providing people with important information and context,” it’s announcement reads.

2. Partners receive your data when you visit or use their services or through third parties you work with.

However, Facebook requires each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data to them.

 Types of data shared or received according to www.facebook.com includes:

“Information about transactions made on our Products. If you use our Products for purchases or other financial transactions (such as when you make a purchase in a game or make a donation), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information; other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping and contact details.

Things others do and information they provide about you. We also receive and analyze content, communications and information that other people provide when they use our Products. This can include information about you, such as when others share or comment on a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.

Device Information

As described below, we collect information from and about the computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Products, and we combine this information across different devices you use. For example, we use information collected about your use of our Products on your phone to better personalize the content (including ads) or features you see when you use our Products on another device, such as your laptop or tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad we showed you on your phone on a different device.

Information we obtain from these devices includes:

Device attributes: information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins.

Device operations: information about operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, or mouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).

Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts you use, and Family Device IDs (or other identifiers unique to Facebook Company Products associated with the same device or account).

Device signals: Bluetooth signals, and information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers.

Data from device settings: information you allow us to receive through device settings you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.

Network and connections: information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed and, in some cases, information about other devices that are nearby or on your network, so we can do things like help you stream a video from your phone to your TV.

Cookie data: data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings. Learn more about how we use cookies in the Facebook Cookies Policy and Instagram Cookies Policy.

Information from partners.

Advertisers, app developers, and publishers can send us information through Facebook Business Tools they use, including our social plug-ins (such as the Like button), Facebook Login, our APIs and SDKs, or the Facebook pixel. These partners provide information about your activities off Facebook—including information about your device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads you see, and how you use their services—whether or not you have a Facebook account or are logged into Facebook.

For example, a game developer could use our API to tell us what games you play, or a business could tell us about a purchase you made in its store. We also receive information about your online and offline actions and purchases from third-party data providers who have the rights to provide us with your information.

Source: Facebook

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