An old Facebook hoax, which scares users of the social media platform into thinking all their posts and photos will become public, is being shared on timelines again.
The Facebook hoax has made headlines before for appearing on timelines across the world.
Facebook informed its members not to believe the message that their posts and photos will become public.
The company further advised against the instruction to “copy and paste a notice to retain control over things you share on Facebook”.
“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,” said Facebook.

Example of the Facebook Hoax

Below is an example of the Facebook Privacy Hoax message which you may see on your timeline.
Everything you’ve ever posted becomes public from tomorrow. Even messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. It costs nothing for a simple copy and paste, better safe than sorry. Channel 13 News talked about the change in Facebook’s privacy policy.
I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future. With this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute).
NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. DO NOT SHARE. Copy and paste to be on the safe side.