Lately, a Facebook post went viral for all the wrong reasons. This post that is copied and pasted and not meant to be shared on Facebook tells users that soon all their private information such as photos will go public on the internet.
While this post has gone viral panicking millions of Facebook users, the social network has confirmed that it is a fake post by issuing a statement. Facebook has asked the users not to believe the fake post and that the users have the rights to own all the content and details that they post on the network.
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The full post reads as follows,
"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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.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. copy and paste."
Facebook Reassures its \Users
Notably, prior to Facebook, many reputed publications debunked that it is a hoax assuring users that they still have the control of their content that is posted on Facebook.
Most of us wouldn't have read the Terms and Conditions while creating an account on Facebook. The company has made it clear that even now the users have the control over their content and it is up to them to change the privacy and application settings. Facebook wrote in its post that this is how the network works and it has not changed the terms.
Privacy Settings of Facebook
In case, you are still concerned about the privacy of using Facebook, you can change the privacy settings of your account as per your requirement. From Privacy Settings in the menu at the top right, you can review the posts limiting the audience for the posts, select who can send friend requests to you, who can get to know the phone number on your profile, etc. In fact, you also have the option to block some users on the social networking platform.
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Don't Fall into the Trap Again
Of course, there is no harm in sharing such messages, but it will lead to unnecessary trouble and many such hoaxes will start appearing as users are believing in the same.