Please stop spreading the Facebook privacy notice hoax | PC Doctor Ardee
Facebook users are at it again.
A post telling users to copy and paste a message if they wish to retain control over things they share on Facebook, is being copied left, right and centre.
Which is all very well and fine, of course. Apart from the fact that the message is utterly worthless. If you have shared the message, you are the victim of a hoax.
A typical message reads as follows (although there are minor variations in circulation):
For the record:
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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.
These phoney messages are not a new thing, and have been circulating for years.
The bogus message has become so widespread that Facebook has created a page debunking it.
You may have seen a post telling you to copy and paste a notice to retain control over things you share on Facebook. Don’t believe it. Our terms say clearly: You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it’s shared through your privacy and application settings. That’s how it works, and this hasn’t changed.