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Facebook ‘secretly’ deletes CEO’s posts from recipients’ inboxes

San Francisco, April 6: While a common Facebook user can never delete messages already sent to friends or colleagues, Facebook reportedly did so when it came to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. According to a TechCrunch report on Friday, “three sources confirm that old Facebook messages they received from Zuckerberg have disappeared from their Facebook inboxes, while their own replies to him conspicuously remain”. “Facebook never publicly disclosed the removal of messages from users’ inboxes, nor privately informed the recipients. That raises the question of whether this was a breach of user trust,” the report added. Currently, users can only delete messages from their own inboxes which will still show up in the recipient’s thread. There appears to be no “retention period” for normal users’ messages. “An email receipt of a Facebook message from 2010 reviewed by TechCrunch proves Zuckerberg sent people messages that no longer appear in their Facebook chat logs or in the files available from Facebook’s Download Your Information tool,” the report added. The report said that old messages from before 2014 still appear to some users, indicating the retraction did not apply to all chats the CEO sent.  Facebook’s terms of service don’t give the right to remove content from users’ accounts unless it violates the company’s community standards. (IANS)