Another one to add on the Facebook hoax list! Since 2009, a couple hoaxes have circled the social media network, claiming that people need to pay for their privacy or their pictures and profiles will go public, even messages.
This was part of one of the versions going around:
“Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the subscription of your status to be set to ‘private.’ If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste.”
Well, it’s fake! And not to mention that if people actually read the terms and conditions when you sign up it states:
You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings.
Facebook cleared up all the rumors on Monday on NASA. The company said,
While there may be water on Mars, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet today. Facebook is free and it always will be and the thing about copying and pasting a legal notice is just a hoax. Stay safe out there Earthlings!
Come on world. Don’t believe everything you hear!