A new rule imposed by Google’s parent company Facebook has been slammed by users of the social media site and the tech industry as a major blow to free speech.
Facebook’s new guidelines are likely to lead to the closure of dozens of popular social media platforms and the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for some users, according to a group of academics, academics and media experts.
Facebook is currently in the midst of a major social media overhaul, which includes banning certain kinds of posts and limiting the number of people who can see them.
Facebook also plans to open up some of its own features to more users, but the new policy could affect those users in a way that threatens the privacy of their friends and family.
The new rules are expected to be rolled out on Thursday, according a Facebook spokesperson, which could lead to social media sites shutting down.
But the impact could be even more pronounced than that, said Ben Whelan, a researcher at the University of Washington who is involved in the project.
“It’s going to affect a lot of people, including some of the biggest social media networks,” he told Reuters.
“This is not about blocking content.
This is about the removal of the ability to create and share content.
And this will affect the number and nature of posts that you can share.
And what that means for the people who use social media is a lot.”
The rules are set to take effect on Wednesday, although some of them are set for a later date.
But it’s unclear if these rules will be effective on Facebook, since it has been testing them for some time and it has not yet adopted the new system.
The changes were announced last month and were triggered by Facebook’s “anti-abuse” program.
That initiative, which is designed to combat hate speech on the platform, was suspended on June 30 after the company’s head of social media Mark Zuckerberg said he was “disappointed” with the policies.
“In light of the recent comments from Mark Zuckerberg, we’re going to be rolling out some of these new social media tools later this week,” Facebook said in a statement at the time.
“The tools we’re rolling out are designed to help people find and share important information quickly and easily.
We’re committed to protecting the rights of people online.”
Facebook’s move is likely to upset a growing number of users who believe the company is being unfairly censored by the government and is suppressing their right to free expression.
Some users have also complained that the rules are aimed at the Facebook business model, which involves advertising on top of Facebook’s core content.
Facebook has been under pressure from users and regulators to remove the social network from the platform in the past, including by the US Federal Trade Commission in March, which ruled that the company had engaged in deceptive practices.
The FTC found that Facebook had engaged “in unfair, deceptive, and manipulative conduct” by advertising on its platform.
In response, Facebook removed more than half of the top 100 most popular posts in the U.S. in September, but not before losing hundreds of thousands of users.
“Facebook is not a monopoly.
It is not just a place for you to advertise,” Whelany said.
“We have an incredibly powerful platform, and if you think it’s being abused, that’s going too far.
Facebook has to do the right thing and stop it.”