We suppose you are a consistent Facebook user. If indeed you are, then you might have seen a certain post that people are passing on as an official message from officials of the social network insisting that users copy and paste the same message on their walls to deny Facebook of all the rights of their Facebook content.
This isn’t the first case in which messages passed on create panic amongst users. Hoaxes like this trigger the aggressive sharing of posts from time to time and then, users later find out that they were fooled.
With that being said, it is hard to understand how hundreds of thousands of users fall for such hoaxes every single time. See what the hoax Facebook status reads below:
Even though you have a few dubious thoughts regarding Mark Zuckerberg’s intentions, it is clearly stated that a user has the full right to control the content of his/her profile in Facebook’s Terms and Condition policies.
The company clearly shows how users’ information and content are shared on the social network and what changes you will need to make if you want to limit the reach of your posts.
With regards to this situation, Facebook released an official statement in which they urge users to avoid such messages. They said, “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. You own your content and can control how it is shared through your privacy settings”.
As we have said above, feel free to go and check your privacy settings to see how your content is handled.
We hope this article helpful. Did you fall victim to this hoax? Have you fallen victim to previous hoaxes? Drop your feedback in the comments section below.