Facebook has finally issued a fact-check statement, telling users not to share the ‘Privacy Notice’ message.
Facebook Privacy Notice scam is back with a vengeance this year, and the social media site has finally issued a fact-check statement, telling users not to share the message.
The message, which has been copy-pasted by users judiciously, and shared on Facebook, urges their friends to paste the same on their timeline as well. The ‘Privacy’ note claims it will ‘protect’ a user’s content from Facebook, which is now publicly traded company and will thus make all posts from a user public.
Facebook has put out clarification, telling users their privacy settings are still valid, and the legal sounding message won’t really help.
Facebook’s fact-check reads,
“You may have seen a post telling you to copy and paste a notice to retain control over things you share on Facebook. Don’t believe it. Our terms say clearly: You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it’s shared through your privacy and application settings. That’s how it works, and this hasn’t changed. You can visit Privacy Basics to find out more about who sees what you share on Facebook and other topics. You can also read the Data Policy to find out what information we collect and how it is used and shared. We want you to be informed and in control of your experience on Facebook.”