Facebook's Latest Terms of Service Prohibits Users in Iran (Updated)

With the new Facebook terms of service ready to be passed, many are practically oblivious to the fact that the Facebook Governance vote ever took place but some of them may become aware once Facebook is no longer available to them. One statement in the latest Facebook terms has a few Iranians concerned, that they may no longer be able to use the site, even though Iran is no longer blocking Facebook.

Section 4.3 of the revised terms of service states “You will not use Facebook if you are located in a country embargoed by the U.S., or are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.” Currently on the embargoed list is Iran, North Korea, Cuba, among others.