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Experts: That Facebook privacy notice? It’s a hoax

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It is common to find a cute picture or video being shared dozens of times on Facebook.

Recently, a post has surfaced on several users’ pages in an effort to protect their information.

However, experts say that note will not protect you.

The note that has been making the rounds is as follows:

This is the second time in a month a hoax has caused quite a stir on social media.

The note below is a hoax that circulated on Facebook back in December.

Today, (date) in response to the Facebook guidelines and under 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, texts etc… published on my profile. For commercial use of the foregoing my written consent is required at all times. Those reading this text can copy it and paste it on their Facebook wall. This will allow them to place themselves under the protection of copyright. 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. The actions mentioned above apply equally to employees, students, agents and/or other staff under the direction of Facebook. The contents of my profile includes private information. The violation of my privacy is punished by the law (UCC 1 1-308 – 308 1 – 103 and the Rome Statute). Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are invited to post a notice of this kind, or if you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you have not published this statement at least once, you will tacitly allow the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile.

According to Snopes, “Facebook isn’t claiming copyright to the personal information, photographs, and other material that their users are posting to the social network.”

The site posted a statement from Facebook, which was issued in 2012 following similar rumors.

“There is a rumor circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users’ information or the content they post to the site. This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been. Click here to learn more: www.facebook.com/policies.”

If you want to learn more about privacy settings on Facebook, visit the website.

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