(WFLA/WCMH) — The latest hoax going around your news feed says posting a legal notice on your Facebook wall will protect you from having all your Facebook posts made public.
This one isn’t new, even though some of the words have changed.
According to Snopes.com, this copyright-related hoax has been around since November 2012. It’s not true, and Facebook has addressed the hoax on several occasions.
“This is false. Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms,” Facebook stated. “They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been.”
This isn’t the only Facebook post that’s been spread before. Last year, there was a post that went viral claiming Facebook was going to start selling your pictures and information unless you shared the post. Another one claimed you were going to have to pay $9.10 to keep your profile set to private. There was even a post that claimed Mark Zuckerberg would be giving away millions of dollars to Facebook users. All of them, of course, were not true.