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The Facebook User Agreement as seen by the Algorithms

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John Nolan

Yesterday, Senator Kennedy from Louisiana slammed Facebook saying, “Your user agreement sucks!” We analyzed it with our plain language tool.  We collected some data for the software and legal experts out there. Not a big surprise, it does suck!

It has lots of long sentences, passive voice and a readability score of US Grade Level 13. This suggests only someone with a college degree will understand it. More alarmingly, some of the content scores at US Grade Level 17. This means you will need to have a PhD. to get what it says!