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Facebook is now a public entity and are allowing the use of your photos (Hoax)

Facebook is now a public entity and are allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in your profile status updates


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Claim: Facebook posts circulating on the social network claim that “Facebook is now a public entity” and that “if you do not publish a statement at least once, it will be tacitly understood that you are allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in your profile status updates.” The hoax claims that if you copy and paste a paragraph into a new Facebook post you will disallow permission which can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute).

Examples:

Better to be safe than sorry. An attorney advised us to post this. Good enough for me. 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 If you do not publish a statement at least once, it will be tacitly understood that you are allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in your profile status updates. I HEREBY STATE THAT I DO NOT GIVE MY PERMISSION.
If you prefer, you can copy and paste.

This is a Facebook hoax that has been around for a very long time. It is one of the most popular Facebook hoaxes that seems to never go away. The hoax is usually spread by Facebook users who publish the information in a new post. The content of the paragraph changes over time.

Posting content into a Facebook status disallowing Facebook from using your information offers no benefit to you. Facebook will not use your images and Facebook status’ without your consent.

What you can do

If you come across a Facebook hoax like this do not like or share the content. If your friend posted this type of content make sure to let them know what what they posted is false.

You can report other Facebook hoaxes using our contact form or Facebook page.


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