A Viral Facebook Privacy Hoax Has People in a Panic – Don’t Fall For It
Yet another Facebook hoax is going viral showing that we will believe anything if it's on Facebook.
This one isn't even new. It has been around since 2012, but just this week reared its ugly head again and is being shared by millions on Facebook. Here's how the post reads:
How do we explain in the easiest of terms? One word. "No."
Your posts aren't going public. Copying and pasting this does not forbid Facebook from doing anything with your stuff. When you signed up, you agreed to terms of service with Facebook and posting this does not change that agreement. It even says at the very top of that agreement that "you own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings." Facebook can't and won't make everything public.
These hoaxes happen all the time, so if it looks and smells like a it could be a hoax, it probably is. If you aren't sure, here's a complete and long list of all the Facebook hoaxes out there from Snopes.com.
Instead of sharing the hoaxes on Facebook, share this photo of a kitten. People love kittens and they're real.