Yet again people are sharing a hoax post on Facebook about retaining control over things that you share on Facebook – we see these spam posts time and time again and still people are sharing. And frankly its just annoying.

Facebook Hoax About Retaining Control

This one isn’t any different that the ones before.

Basically it says Deadline tomorrow – well its already been floating around for at least a week so that deadline has passed if you are still sharing this Facebook Spam.

Here is the text from the offending Facebook Post.

Everything you’ve ever posted becomes public from tomorrow. Even messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. It costs nothing for a simple copy and paste, better safe than sorry. Channel 13 News talked about the change in Facebook’s privacy policy.  I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future.

With 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. Copy and paste to be on the safe side.

facebook hoax About Retaining Control

Its just not true, it is a hoax.  Who Channel 13 news are I have no idea. I’d rather not even search it for fear of catching some virus so I will leave it at that.

We have seen so many types of this hoax and other scam on Facebook its just crazy that people are still fooled into sharing these posts.

Switch to Pink Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t giving you money 

Facebook Gold Membership – also still doing the rounds

Oakley Sunglasses 

And it goes on and on……. This is just another Facebook hoax and does nothing but amuse the poster and confirm that Facebook users do not listen.

How do we know its not true ? 

For a start – do you really think a post on your wall is going to stop Facebook doing anything.  You can still protect your posts as you have always done.

Facebook even posted a statement saying this was not true

You’re In Control

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.
You can visit Privacy Basics to find out more about who sees what you share on Facebookand other topics.
You can also read the Data Policy to find out what information we collect and how it is used and shared. We want you to be informed and in control of your experience on Facebook.
So please stop this madness – do not share this rubbish.
Thanks