“All Facebook Posts And Chats Will Become Public Tomorrow” — Don’t Fall For This Hoax
There are good chances that you might have come across the posts from your friends or family, asking Facebook not to share their pictures, posts, or chats with the public. Sounds familiar?It’s surprising to notice that Facebook hoaxes are still a thing in 2016.
I guess people are like, better to be safe than sorry, right? Well, it has once again inspired the people to repost a paragraph-long status to ensure their privacy. Once again, there are lots of variations with different wording.
Here’s how one version goes:
This scary Facebook post talks about a deadline, i.e., Tuesday, October 18, claiming that if people didn’t post this status on their Facebook profile, their pictures and chats will be made public.
Just like the last time, many people have figured out that it’s the same hoax that keeps rising from ashes after a couple of months. These hoaxes go back to at least 2010, when Facebook was gaining popularity among the masses.
In the past, Facebook has also issued a statement clarifying the situation. It says that the Facebook users must understand that the social network doesn’t claim copyright to your pictures and personal information.
“You may have seen a post telling you that you have to copy and paste a notice in order to retain control over things you share on Facebook. Don’t believe it.”
However, it’s worth reminding that one should avoid publicly (as well as privately) sharing personal information and pictures on Facebook.
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