The Washington Post:
You may have seen a cautionary message on Facebook over the past few days, warning you to repost some legalese or risk sacrificing your almighty privacy to the social network.
Alternately, you may have seen it toward the beginning of December.
Or in November 2012.
Or in June 2012.
Or at innumerable other random times over the course of the past three years.
The Facebook warning hoax, you see, is a very special and pernicious kind of hoax — the kind that flares back up, like herpes or asthma, long after it’s been debunked once and for all.
To briefly surmise the work of a thousand previous debunkers: No, Facebook does not own the copyright to everything you post; no, posting a gibberish “statement” about your “rights” doesn’t actually establish them or override Facebook’s Terms of Service; yes, you are an idiot if you fell for this … again.
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