WTF! – Hoax Facebook Privacy Status Updates

The Facebook Privacy Hoax is back! And it’s still a lie.

I’m sick and tired of people sharing Facebook Privacy Declaration status updates. These posts are meaningless and they don’t protect privacy at all.

Here’s my version:

hoax facebook post

Here’s more information regarding the hoax Facebook updates compliments of CBC:

Two privacy hoaxes that have been circulating on Facebook for years resurfaced this week.

Here are the two rumors that are making the rounds:

One claims to be a legally-binding message to protect Facebook photos and profile information from copyright infringement, a false status that has been spreading since 2012.

Another purports to allow users to purchase a £5.99 monthly subscription to ensure posts stay private, a fake offer that has been around since at least 2011.

The revived hoaxes follow a new, more timely scam making the rounds last week. The latest tries to trick users into divulging personal information and sharing spurious links with their friends to get a “dislike” button on their profiles.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that an alternative to “like” is on the way, but it will not be called “dislike” and it has yet to start rolling out.

Because these posts bother me so much, I’m hosting a livestreaming event tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:30 am PT on blab.im. Register here.  If you haven’t signed up for Blab, head here and sign up with your Twitter account. You’ll be addicted.

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