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When using og:image the website tell other sites that Facebook and other social media platforms can use this image as a preview for a shared link.

If I have a site that is not a social media platform, like a blog or just a news collection site, can I use their image specified in og:image?

This question has been asked before on other forums but no one seems to have an answer for it.

This one question can be split into a few subquestions:

  1. Can I use an image from a site from og:image on my site as a preview of a news snippet Without breaking a copyright rule?
  2. How can Facebook download and use og:image without asking anyone about it? og: is not a Facebook specific tag.

For more context around my question: I'm building a site that collects news from various sources and on the site group them by location. I know Google will not like it because of duplicate content but my trafic will come direct trafic from returning users.

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