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Ignore the Facebook privacy message circulating again, it’s a hoax

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Jan 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-05 12:41:42-05

If you have been on Facebook recently, you’ve probably seen it.

The privacy message many users posted months and even years ago is circulating again.

Like last time, the copyright and privacy message is a hoax.

Officials are reminding Facebook users posting a statement will not protect your copyright and privacy rights on the social media site.

According to Snopes.com, “Facebook users cannot retroactively negate any of the privacy or copyright terms they agreed to when they signed up for their Facebook accounts nor can they unilaterally alter or contradict terms instituted by Facebook simply by posting a contrary legal notice on their Facebook walls.”

So what does this mean for you?

No need to copy and paste the privacy statement on Facebook.

It will have no bearing on your privacy.

MORE: Click here to read Facebook’s official terms of service

Editor’s Note: Some versions of the Facebook message circulating online mention Fox 13 News as “Channel 13.”
At no point did Fox 13 condone the posting of the message with Fox 13’s name on Facebook.