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The Viral Facebook Privacy Hoax Is Back And Still Ridiculous As Ever

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It’s back, and it’s still as untrue and aggravating as it was the first time.

You’ve seen it up and down your News Feed, and while the copy/pasted message may be slightly changed in terms of wording, it’s the same ridiculous hoax that we’ve seen time and time again.

Deadline tomorrow !!! Everything you’ve ever posted becomes public from tomorrow. Even messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. It costs nothing for a simple copy and paste, better safe than sorry. Channel 13 News talked about the change in Facebook’s privacy policy. I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future. With 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.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. Copy and paste.

Snopes has been debunking this copyright hoax since 2012, and Facebook has even gone as far as posting a blog to clarify what they do with information posted to the site.

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

Also, the reason the message asks users to “copy and paste” is so that Facebook can’t track down the original post through sharing. Clever, but still aggravating, lol. Of course most people still share it saying that “it can’t hurt” to share it. This is true—unless, of course, you count your reputation.

In short, please stop sharing this ridiculously obvious hoax so it can just go away once and for all.

[via ABC News]

THAT FACEBOOK COPYRIGHT MESSAGE IS TOTALLY A HOAX

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