This Facebook Privacy Hoax Is Going Around Don’t Fall For It!

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A Facebook hoax is again making the rounds again, telling users that a particular status update will lock down their accounts and protect the photos and videos they share.

The phony status reads:

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“As of (Date/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 that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308-11 308-103 and 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 If you do not publish this statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. You MUST copy and paste to make this your status. I will leave a comment so it will be easier to copy and paste!!!” h/t pix11

There’s just one little problem with the post: it doesn’t actually do anything.

Here’s Facebook’s real terms and conditions:

“For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it,” the site’s terms read.

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