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The Hoax Taking Over Our Facebook Feeds

"As of this date, 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..."

Seen something like this on Facebook lately? You're not the only one.

This latest hoax to hit our newsfeeds is proof that you can't always believe what you see on the net - it's a shock, we know!

Encouraging people to copy and paste the post to their own page in order to protect their copyright and privacy rights, the hoax has gone viral in recent days.

And it's not the first time.

According to Snopes.com, there is nothing legal about the post, which has been circulating in various forms for several years now.

When first signing up to the social media giant, all users must accept the company's legal terms - including it's privacy policy and terms and policies.

None of which can be changed by posting a notice to your own page.

So next time you see someone encouraging you to cut and post a post to ensure your own privacy - think again!

Read more about it and what your legal rights are at snopes.com.

 

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