Hoaxes That Keep Going Viral On Facebook!

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1.Pointless and Misleading ‘Facebook Privacy Notice


  • Message circulating on Facebook advises users to publish a ‘Privacy Statement’ as a means of stopping the public use of material they post on the network.

Examples:-

  • All your posts can become public tomorrow . Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. Better safe than sorry! After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste. Channel 13 News was just talking about this 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. By 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.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. You MUST copy and paste.
  • Better safe than sorry is right. Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook’s privacy policy. Better safe than sorry. As of January 4th, 2015 at 12:27 a.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts, both past and future. By 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.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. You MUST copy and paste
  • Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to involve software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I do declare the following: on this day, September 1st 2014, in response to the new Facebook guidelines and under articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data, drawings, paintings, photos, texts etc… published on my profile. For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times. Those reading this text can copy it and paste it on their Facebook wall. This will allow them to place themselves under the protection of copyright. By this release, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or to take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The actions mentioned above apply equally to employees, students, agents and/or other staff under the direction of Facebook. The contents of my profile include private information. The violation of my privacy is punished by the law (UCC 1 1-308 – 308 1 -103 and the Rome Statute). Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are invited to post a notice of this kind, or if you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you have not published this statement at least once, you will tacitly allow the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile update!

No – they are not private in the slightest and they are certainly NOT “legally privileged”. If it contains “confidential information” then why is it posted on Facebook? Which law? Oh this one I suppose:

UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICES

Shame that law has no relevance to Internet privacy isn’t it? Those particular paragraphs pertain to Commercial law – that’s why it’s called “Uniform Commercial Code” and are meaningless in the context of this inane piece of crud that is virally being posted all over Facebook.


2.Useless ‘He/She Arises Between The Comments’ Facebook Hack Warning


Circulating message warns that there is a ‘new hack on Facebook’ in which the perpetrators ‘arise’ between comments and are thus able to post offensive material that looks like it came from you.

Example:-

Hey, there I just got this from a good friend! There is a new hack on Facebook. He/She arises between the comments of your contact’s posts, with an offensive comment. It’s really ugly and looks like it came from you. You don’t see him, but your friends do. This can create many offensive misunderstandings. They also post porn pictures. I want to say to all my contacts that if something comes up in my name that is insulting and malicious, it is not my own. Copy and paste on your wall so others will know. Do not share, please.


3.’Facebook To Start Charging to Keep Your Posts Private’


  • According to a post going viral on Facebook, from tomorrow, Facebook users will have to start paying a fee of £5.99 to keep their status set to private.  Alternatively, the message claims, users can avoid this proposed fee and maintain their current privacy settings just by copying and pasting the information on Facebook. But, alas, warns the message, those who do not comply with either of the two options will find that all of the information they have previously published on Facebook – even deleted material  will subsequently be made public.
  • there is not even a minuscule thread of truth in this absurd piece of Facebook driven flotsam. In fact, the message is just one more variant in a long line of ridiculous hoaxes that have claim that Facebook or some other online service would start charging if users did not repost a message.
  • Facebook has no plans to start charging users for normal access to the network. In fact, any such plan would likely be an act of financial suicide for the company. And, even if they did have such a plan, they certainly would not impose the absurd and ridiculous condition that users must pass on a silly status message in order to keep a free account.
  • For added impact, this variant of the hoax tacks on the mind-numbingly stupid claim that previously private user information will be made publicly available unless users repost or pay. This is apparently a rather lame attempt to panic privacy conscious users into reposting the nonsense on their walls.
    So, if one of these nonsensical messages comes your way, please do not further clutter the Inter-webs by reposting it. And, do the poster a favor by gently pointing out that he or she has fallen for a hoax.

4.Becoming a Father or Mother Facebook Group Pedophile Warning Hoax


  • Message circulating on Facebook warns users not to join the group titled “becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life” because it is operated by a group of pedophiles intent on accessing your Facebook photographs.

Example:-

  • Fox 4 news reported… ATTENTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    do not join the group that runs currently on facebook with the title “becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life” This is a group created by pedophiles whose aim is to access your photos!!!!!!!…!!!!! Please rotate …this post to all Your Friends on Facebook xx

This rather breathless message first began rocketing around Facebook around May 2010. It circulated vigorously for several weeks before finally dying down. A year later, in May 2011 it again began circulating. In the years since, it has resurfaced on several more occasions. The message warns Facebook users not to join a group named “becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life” because it is operated by pedophiles. Supposedly these dastardly individuals want users to join their group so that they can then gain access to photographs that the users have on their Facebook profiles, some of which may depict children.

However, this warning is utterly pointless. It is nothing more than a hoax and has no basis in fact. I began researching this “warning” very soon after it first started to circulate. At that point, there was no such group on Facebook.


Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook.

Despite so many awareness about Facebook hoaxes, online users fall for them and make them viral.

Don’t worry — it’s a hoax. Yes, it’s still a hoax.


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