People Have Been Posting a “Privacy Notice” on Facebook – Here’s What’s Really Happening

People Have Been Posting a “Privacy Notice” on Facebook – Here’s What’s Really Happening

It seems every so often, a new internet hoax starts making the rounds again. A popular Facebook privacy post, along with one saying that Facebook is going to start charging its users — but don’t be fooled.

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Once again, a hoax dealing with privacy is permeating Facebook and causing unnecessary fervor among millions of users, according to ABC.

The latest post that seems to be making the rounds goes something like this:

In response to the new Facebook guidelines, I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!

Another hoax that can sometimes be attached to this one claims that users can keep their data private if they pay a monthly subscription fee. Again, not true, according to Time.

Before falling prey to any hoax remember: Facebook doesn’t own anything users post. However, according to their privacy policy, they can distribute and share things users post — in accordance with their privacy settings.

Of course, sharing these posts doesn’t necessarily hurt anything. It will, however, broadcast to the entire world that you’re a gullible idiot, and no one wants that, right?

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