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Facebook Warning Hoax: Social Network Releases Statement On Fake Copyright Messages

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Have you seen some official looking messages about privacy and copyrights pop up on your Facebook timeline today? Well, don’t worry, it’s just a hoax. The social networking site released a statement today saying that it’s policy about privacy hasn’t changed.

Facebook writes on its website:

“There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.”

The Inquisitr reported earlier that several Facebook users posted a message on Facebook in order to opt-out of the Facebook money machine. People posted the following message believing that this simple statement would keep Facebook’s greedy hands away from their pictures and information.

The statement read:

“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!”

That’s cute and all but it has absolutely no legal standing.

The Facebook warning hoax incorrectly stated that the social networking site had changed its privacy policy but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be concerned about Facebook’s legal terms. Facebook has a bunch of terms and conditions that you automatically agree to when you use their service. If you’re worried about your privacy on Facebook you should probably take a moment to read through this. And if you don’t like what you read, well, then you should probably delete your account.

You could try posting a defiant legal sounding message on your wall but that really isn’t going to do anything.

Did you fall for the Facebook warning hoax?

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11 Responses to “Facebook Warning Hoax: Social Network Releases Statement On Fake Copyright Messages”

  1. Anita Hudson Easton

    Any privacy you think you have with Facebook is most assuredly a hoax. No statement needed.

  2. Larry Bonnell

    Some SERIOUS Sh*t going on at Facebook….not only did I NOT post a Copyright statement….I also DID NOT send any postings on the WWE as are showing up………..BE Careeful friends……something is fishy!

  3. Winn Karl

    It really is a joke, First off if you have copyrighted material don't matter who uses it they going in front of a judge including facebook. Copyrights and others infringement acts can and have been brought against fb for such things.

  4. Aaron N-Olivia

    This is what I posted earlier:

    This is what I posted earlier:

    Since nothing I post reguarding copyrighting my information has any legal ramification, whatsoever: I hereby notify Facebook and all of it's subsequent staff that THEY MAY USE WHATEVER PERSONAL OR PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT MYSELF, MY FAMILY, MY CLOSE RELATIVES, MY DISTANT RELATIVES, MY LONG LOST RELATIVES, OR ANYONE ELSE RELATED TO ME VIA NOAH AND HIS FAMILY, THAT I POST WHETHER IT BE PICTURES, VID.
    OES, SONGS, PHONE CALLS, TELEGRAPHS, MORSE CODE INTERCEPTS, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF COMMUNICATION THAT FACEBOOK MIGHT BE MONITORING. THIS ALSO INCLUDES ALL OF THE SECRET VIDEO TAPES THEY HAVE FROM SPYING ON ME IN MY HOUSE, ALL OF THE INFORMATION THEY HAVE GARNERED FROM LISTENING TO ALL MY PHONE CALLS, ALL THE LOCATIONS I HAVE EVER VISITED SINCE BIRTH, DUE TO THEIR GPS TRACKING CHIP THAT THEY IMPLANTED IN ME IN UTERO. AS WELL AS ANY AND ALL OTHER INFORMATION THEY HAVE GATHERED ABOUT ME THROUGH WHATEVER MEANS, BE IT TIME TRAVEL, MIND READING, WARP SPEED, A HARRY POTTER INVISIBILITY CLOAK, HUMAN CLONING, OR ANY OTHER FUTURISTIC, SCI-FI, GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER CONSPIRACY THAT THE MASSES SEEM TO BE AFRAID FACEBOOK HAS THE POWER TO ACCOMPLISH!

  5. Antoine Gatewood

    if it turns out the hoax is deadly, that means someone is lookig to sue them-read over your agreement/policy statement and take the nessessary steps.