This week multiple posts on my time started showing the message below:
As of September 28th , 2015 at 10:50p.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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.
I started seeing teachers, lawyers, senior citizens, teens, etc posting this message throughout the day proving that we are a part of the share economy. Majority of people quickly skim content and share with their friends. Due to the post having the words Facebook and Privacy was enough to get shares. Although this was a hoax, there have been numerous post on Facebook in the past that have lead to Viruses. In order to make sure that you do not get hoaxed again on Facebook, make sure to follow these 2 steps.
- Trust Your Instincts– If the post seems fishy then follow your gut and do not share. Any post asking you to share is the first giveaway that the post is a hoax.
2. Google It– Highlight the post and paste in the google search box. Click search and click on the news section of Google. If it’s a hoax then there will be articles calling it out.