Facebook bans developer of F.B. Purity browser extension

Developer of F. B. Purity, a browser extension to remove annoying and irrelevant stuff from Facebook.com, has been banned by the Facebook. He was informed by the legal team of Facebook that his extension violates terms & conditions of the leading social networking website. (via)

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Proper Appearance

According to the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities of Facebook:

You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of Facebook, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other Facebook functionality.

It applies to everyone who uses Facebook, and clearly states that users can’t disable the “proper” appearance of Facebook by interfering with the page rendering. The “proper” appearance of Facebook contains tons of sponsored stories and links, application spam, targeted advertisements and useless newsfeed.

This means that the users are not allowed to use browser extensions like Adblock Plus and F. B. Purity.  Sounds surprising and funny.