Like a swarm of hungry ants in the summer, it was nowhere, and then suddenly everywhere all at once.
"Now it's official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the subscription of your status to be set to "private". If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste
- This is an old hoax
- Phrases like "It has been published in the media" and "Channel 13 News was just talking about this…" are meaningless
- The Rome Statute doesn't apply to you
Have you heard of the Rome Statute? No? That's because you (probably) aren't a war criminal. The Rome Statute applies to international criminal court proceedings, not whether Facebook is using your selfies in ads.
- A copy-and-paste status has no legal standing
- Facebook doesn't want your posts or a subscription fee. What it wants is your data. And it has it.
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