Just a day after standing by the revisions, the company said it would scrap the new policy and return to its previous terms of service in a notice to its 175 million users on its Web site.
He added that the company would work on a "substantial revision" of the terms and give Facebook users a role in crafting it by voicing their opinions through a group on its Web site, "Facebook Bill of Rights and Responsibilities."
The retreat comes after users and privacy professionals raised concerns about changes the company made to its terms of service a few weeks ago but that drew fresh attention from some blogs over the weekend. In particular, Facebook's new policy said that its right to use and modify a users' content did not automatically expire if the user removed the information from the site.
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