Don’t be fooled Facebook users, that copyright message you see making the rounds on your newsfeed is still totally bogus.
The last time it made the rounds was in September 2015, but once again people are sharing a message that claims to put copyright protections on users’ posts if they share the message.
Here is what the post typically looks like:
But the message is not true. As Facebook explained to ABC News when it went viral before, the social networking site does not own your photos.
“Under our terms (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms), you grant Facebook permission to use, distribute, and share the things you post, subject to the terms and applicable privacy settings,” a spokesperson explained at the time.
Just like last time, not everyone is falling for the bogus listing. Some people are poking fun at the copyright notices.
In 2015, Facebook itself also addressed the hoax in a post.
If you are concerned about protecting the privacy of your content on Facebook, you can learn more and adjust your privacy settings by clicking the lock icon in the upper-right corner of their page.