Stop being part of the Facebook Hoax now!

Stop circulating the Facebook privacy hoax now! I can’t take it anymore. Too many people, educated and otherwise have fallen prey to the hoax circulating in the most popular social media site, the Facebook. Many friends and associates have taken to circulating and multiplying everything of the hoax, all of its “hook and sinker” untruthful mustering without any second thought. In the process they had been manipulated and played upon.

I am referring to the latest nasty shared posting that runs like this:


As of (Date and time) I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute). NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You MUST copy and paste.

In reality this a a simple Facebook privacy notice hoax conjured by somebody who has less productive thing to do, among some other hoaxes currently doing the rounds in the social network for years already.

But remember, there is another one that runs like this:

Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: £5.99 ($9.10) to keep the subscription of your status to be set to “private.” If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (I said paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste.

It must be recalled that Facebook addressed the rumors years ago in a fact-checking blog post regarding the change related to ownership of users’ information or content they post to the site.

Facebook said:

This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms,” Facebook stated in the post. “They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.

Users can also check out the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities: “You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings.”

For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License).

However, the IP license ends when you delete your IP content or your account, Facebook stated. If a user chooses to delete IP content, it’s deleted in a manner “similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer.”(With some details and thanks to CBSNews)


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