Social Media Fail: Facebook Privacy Hoax
This months social media fail comes from a hoax that circulated recently. A rash of posts starting coming across my news feed last week. The posts people were sharing were pretty much a copy of this:
There were also a few variations with different news entities mentioned and different dates. But regardless of what you post, it would not over ride the Terms and Agreements we all click on when we sign up for social media. Your information is used to help make Facebook Money. That is why you are able to use Facebook for free!
While you retain rights to own your content Facebook retains the right to use it. This is usually show in things like your profile picture being used in advertisements, “Like this page because John Doe does” with a profile picture.
John Oliver did a great piece on this on his show last week. (*Just as a warning there is some language*)