Facebook Hoax, rules, scams and privacy in the digital world
A timeless hoax was circulating the internet when news of an alleged rule change on Facebook began to spread. According to this misinformation, all users had to do was paste a special text on their wall and this would prevent the social network from sharing their posts. Although this rumour first surfaced in 2012, it has managed to come back repeatedly in various forms, catching naive users, many of whom have succumbed to fears of Facebook’s supposed new rules.
The fake news warns of a supposed new rule that would allow the use of photos and messages in lawsuits, but this is a mere fabrication. In addition, Facebook has long offered users advanced privacy management that allows them to set who can see their content. The fact that some versions of the hoax claim that posting specific text on the wall can change the terms of the contract is clear evidence of its deceptive nature.
Overall, this misinformation is another example of how misleading news can spread through the internet and cause unnecessary concern. In today’s digital age, it is crucial to remain critical and verify information to prevent the spread of false news.
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