For the past few days, I have been seeing this so called privacy statement on my facebook timeline and I’m like here we go again.
It’s totally false and as a facebook user, you agreed to the terms and conditions. So posting a public statement won’t change anything. According Snopes
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 any new privacy or copyright terms instituted by Facebook simply by posting a contrary legal notice on their Facebook walls.
Messages about protecting your copyright or privacy rights on Facebook by posting a particular legal notice to your Facebook wall Were first spotted in June 2012 after Facebook became a publicly-traded company. It has resurfaced again in June 2013, October 2013, August 2014, November 2014, and January 2015.
Here’s the version of the rumor
If you do not agree with Facebook’s stated policies, you can change your privacy settings or even delete your account.
Facebook addressed the rumors years ago in a fact-checking blog post regarding the change related to ownership of users’ information or content they post to the site.
If we actually read Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, we would have a better understanding of how the social network uses our posts and pictures;
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. In addition:
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
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