Beware, Facebook’s Privacy Control Post On Your Wall Is a Hoax

Hoax messages have been making the rounds on Facebook lately, but there’s nothing to worry about. 

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Facebook has told its users to calm down about their content. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Most of the stuff that you post is owned by Facebook, well at least that was the impression we’ve always had. But no one would want to go out there in public and make a fool of themselves. Except, that’s exactly what most Facebook users have done in the past couple of days.

But as Facebook bluntly puts it, there’s no need to go on a social rampage by forwarding posts across the platform, that clearly weighs up to nothing.

This is what Facebook has to share with you all over the forwarded post. (Photo: Facebook)
This is what Facebook has to share with you all over the forwarded post. (Photo: Facebook)

So why this sudden reaction from Facebook? Here’s what the users have been floating across newsfeeds:

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. For commercial use of the above, my written consent is needed at all times. (Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws.) By the present comminique, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and or/any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute). 
Forwarded message on Facebook

But as John Oliver puts it here, you can just put random posts (that forwarded ones) on Facebook, and be given the right to own whatever you post on your profile. Which in the first place, cannot be owned by the social networking giant.

It would be hard to ascertain, as to how this hoax message keeps coming back into our lives, every now and then. However, we could probably attribute it to Facebook’s recent invasion into our lives, forcing its users to download more apps, just so that, they can stalk you better.

Facebook isn’t the first social platform to suffer this hoaxing disaster. The Facebook-owned WhatsApp also faces similar incidents, with forwarded posts telling you that the popular instant messaging app will start charging its users soon.

Also Read: Facebook is Shutting Down Messenger on Its Mobile Browser Site

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