Every few months you have probably seen a Facebook “privacy notice” on your Facebook timeline. It usually goes something like this:
Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 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 (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
As of September 28th 11:30 am Eastern standard 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.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.
Whatever you do, do not cut and ost the message. Do not share it with all of your friends. Too many millions of people have received the hoax from clueless do-gooders just trying to help their friends. This is the reason why the hoax never dies. People share it thinking they are going to”help” everyone else with this incredibly valuable piece of information that somehow never made it onto the evening news. Had your clueless over-sharing friends just taken five seconds to do a quick Google search my they would realize it’s a hoax. But sonce it’s easier to just share it with everyone, the clueless friends keep sharing it with everyone.
To be clear; No, Facebook does not own the copyright to everything you post on Facebook; no, posting a nonsensical “statement” about your “rights” doesn’t actually establish them or override Facebook’s Terms of Service; and yes, you are an idiot if you fell for this … again.
That’s what we call a Zombie Hoax; no matter how many times it is debunked, it refuses to die. Please help kill this zombie and never share it again