Facebook Fans submitted their best photos of this year's fall season. Take a look!
Something about the Facebook privacy hoax has gotten people to click "share."
First, the faux copyright legalese spread like wildfire across the social networking site. Many users recently found their news feeds awash with postings suggesting that the users who displayed them would get extra copyright and privacy protection.
Then came the predictable backlash, as the Internet rushed in to debunk this latest theory. Even still, some people kept posting the message and it continued to spread on Tuesday morning.
Facebook has issued a statement saying the text posts are a hoax: "Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been."
This meme is similar to a previous scheme years ago that suggested website owners place protective text on their pages, says the hoax-debunking site Snopes.com.
While many Facebook and Twitter posts snickered about the hubbub, concerns about online privacy linger.
"It may have been a hoax, but it did not hurt!" wrote one Facebook user.
Or, is this an issue of social media literacy? Perhaps more needs to be done to educate people about telling a hoax from something that is real.
We'd like to know what you think about the hoax. What does this say about our online world? Do you feel that your information is safe? What can be done to improve online privacy?
More Facebook Stories
Yesterday, we asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite brands of coffee. Here are the results.
Police in northeast Ohio say a couple is jailed after responding to a fight challenge on Facebook.
A mom says her 4-year-old son was expelled from his preschool over a message she posted on her Facebook page.
"They put my kids and my wife's picture on their hate sites, not even the mafia does that."
Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.
Facebook Fans had lots of suggestions for the best Northeast Ohio locations to grab a few pieces of chicken.
A woman's Facebook pictures have landed her in jail.
Police believe they have quacked the code for finding followers on social media.
British authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users.