Facebook posts about privacy concerns were a hoax

Facebook crash
Facebook crash



Rumours about Facebook's privacy resurfaced on the social site and had been shared thousands of times, which claimed that the firm planned to charge £5.99 to keep profiles private. Panic ensued.

The hoaxers asked users to copy and paste a status to avoid paying the fee. Thankfully, Facebook quickly quashed the rumour.

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Sucks to be you if you believed the nonsense.

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Others didn't hang around in sharing posts poking fun at the individuals who fell for it.

Facebook hoax response
Facebook hoax response


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Facebook hoax response
Facebook hoax response


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Note to self: Don't believe the hype.

Don't Fall for the Latest Facebook Hoax
Don't Fall for the Latest Facebook Hoax