Hoaxes

Facebook Hoax: I do not give Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts

The “I do not give Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, or posts” hoax is a Facebook privacy policy change hoax that has been around for many years. The hoax is continuously reformatted. The current version of this hoax claims that “Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook’s privacy policy” and that if you copy and paste content into a post on your Facebook timeline that Facebook will be punished if they violate your privacy.

This is entirely false. It is utter nonsense.

Example

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 September 26th , 2015 at 01:16 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.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


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