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This article was published on May 13, 2010

Facebook’s privacy policy is longer than the US Constitution.

Facebook’s privacy policy is longer than the US Constitution.

Yes, really. The New York Times put it to the test, and found that Facebook’s privacy policy is racking up almost 6,000 words. That makes the Constitution, and its 4,543 words look rather svelte by comparison.

It’s likely that Facebook’s policy is long for good reason. After all, maybe you’ve heard about the site havingsomeissues lately with regard to privacy.

Regardless, you can be certain that the lawyers on both sides of Facebook’s privacy policy have had a ball with all of this.  There’s news today of Facebook calling an all-hands meeting on the privacy issues, so we’re sure to see a few thousand more words soon.

Oh, and if you want to get the Cliff’s Notes version in the FAQ?  That will only set you out a mere 45,000 words.