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Facebook’s privacy settings offer users considerable control when it comes to regulating access of their data by other users (“social privacy”). Control is considerably less granular in relation to the collection and use of data by Facebook itself or by third-parties (e.g., access by application providers or use of personal data for advertising purposes). In other words: users are able to choose from several granular settings which regulate access by other individuals, but cannot exercise meaningful control over the use of their personal information by Facebook or third parties. This gives users a false sense of control. Moreover, the language used in the Privacy Basics tutorial, employs phrases such as “you’re in charge” or “take control over who sees what you share on Facebook” which may actually mislead certain users