This seems to happen every year around this time. Someone posts something about a "Facebook Policy Change" and everyone shares it without any research or clarification. You may have noticed over the last few days, folks on Facebook sharing a statement that Facebook's privacy policy has changed so that your pictures, posts and messages will become public and they are not giving Facebook permission to share this content. The statement reads like this:

Deadline today!!!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 If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tactically allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.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 safe

Turns out according to and that this is NOT TRUE and is a HOAX! A quick Google search of UCC 1-308-1,1 308-103 and the Rome Statute shows that neither one of these "codes and statutes" have anything to do with social media.

They are dealing with commercial transactions and international crimes. So you're wasting your time sharing that posts because Facebook will not be making your posts public. Use your Google my friends!

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