I just checked my Android phone, and by gosh you’re right. I never tried to uninstall the Facebook app because I actually use it, but I was sure I’d be able to uninstall it. I went to Settings | Apps, and sure enough there’s no “uninstall” button there under Facebook. I can uninstall the updates, but I guess the app will still be there.
Not only that, but you can’t stop the app either. If you force stop it, it will restart itself again. So it’s just sitting there using up 27MB of RAM even if I’m not using it.
And these morons are the people "our" government thinks should have the sole right to control hardware WE'VE bought and paid for! FOREVER!!! [sigh]
See, it’s crap like this, in combination with this ludicrous law, that makes me feel like I HAVE to root/jailbreak my phone even if I have no technical reason to, because it would be unprincipled not to!!