Facebook Privacy Changes - Fact or Fiction?

Facebook privacy status hoax resurfaces again fills news feeds

For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times. By this release, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, broadcast, or to take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. But in truth, anything posted to Facebook belongs to the user regardless of a status update.

"Channel 13 News was just talking about this change in Facebook's privacy policy". Snopes, the home of online urban legends.

Some have posted the following message on their timelines: 'Due to the fact that Facebook has chosen to involve software that will allow the theft of my personal information, I state: at this date of January 4, 2015, in response to the new guidelines of Facebook, pursuant to articles L.111, 112 and 113 of the code of intellectual property, I declare that my rights are attached to all my personal data drawings, paintings, photos, video, texts etc. published on my profile and my page. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute).

"The claim that Facebook would be initiating user charges was but the bait to lure people to [a] protest page and its hidden malicious payload; there are no plans afoot to require payment from those who use the site", Snopes reported. If they find something they don't like, users can lobby for a chance through Facebook's Site Governance section.

It's unclear why this hoax keeps resurfacing, but rest assured, we have nothing to worry about when it comes to Facebook privacy as long as we set our profiles from public to private. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version.

However, the IP license ends when you delete your IP content or your account, Facebook stated.

Similar to the hoax in 2012, this is yet another piece of misinformation. No matter what you post on your Facebook profile, these are the real term and conditions of using Facebook, terms you agreed to the moment you created your profile. "They control how that content and information is shared".


If you've signed into Facebook anytime within the past few days, it's likely you've seen your friends post messages about the legality of the content they post.