Don’t Bother Posting the “Better safe than sorry” That’s Spreading Around Facebook

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A fake Facebook copyright message claiming to protect users’ media has once again been making the rounds on the social network.

Have you posted the notice to your Facebook timeline to proclaim your copyright ownership of all content? Have you seen others from your social network posting such a notice? If you haven’t already, don’t bother. It’s a hoax.

There’s a Facebook status update that’s going viral right now that begins with the phrase “Channel 13 News was just talking about this…” or “Better safe than sorry”

Since late last month, Facebook users have been posting a legal-sounding “privacy notice.” By putting the notice on their timelines, they hope, they will become exempt from the terms and conditions of Facebook’s “Data Use Policy,” which users agree to upon initially signing up.

Unfortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As the urban-legend-debunking site Snopes explains, “The basic premise is…

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