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Residents of an apartment complex in Salt Lake City, Utah, came home to find a new lease provision taped to their front doors. The “Facebook addendum” demanded that they “Like” City Park Apartments on Facebook within five days or they would be found in breach of their lease. The addendum also included a release that allowed the company to post their and their visitors’ photos online, and required tenants to refrain from posting any “negative comments” about the apartments. Naturally, the complex’s Facebook page was immediately filled with “negative comments” and terrible reviews. The company’s lawyer announced the addendum was being withdrawn, admitting its wording “was not carefully reviewed to ensure that it met with their needs and requests.” (RC/KSL Salt Lake City) ...Sounds like that wording wasn’t carefully thought-out either: it could be used as evidence in a malpractice lawsuit.
Original Publication Date: 12 June 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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