Message Claiming Facebook Will Take Over Your Photos Is A Hoax

Girishma Shah
Aug 23, 2019   •  0 views

The bogus message has been revived several times over the past decade.

Fake News India:A seven year old hoax has been revived, which claims that Facebook will take over all the photos uploaded by users and make them public.

The message urges users to post a disclaimer as a status update on the social media platform, to avoid a take over of all their media by Facebook.

Old Hoax Goes Viral Again

On August 17, 2019, BOOM received an elaborate message, stating that from “today” onward Facebook will claim ownership of all the media posted by users, which will then become publicly available for viewing. The message also claims that the user can avoid this take over of content by posting a status update with the following statement: “FACEBOOK DOES NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO SHARE PHOTOS OR MESSAGES”.

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The message claims that Facebook will take ownership of the content shared by users. However, according to Facebook’s Terms and Conditions, “You (users) own the intellectual property rights (things such as copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you (users) create and share on Facebook and the otherFacebook Company Productsyou use.”

Facebook also states, “Specifically, when you share, post or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide licence to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate and create derivative works of your content (consistent with yourprivacyandapplicationsettings).”