Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby’s Surgery: Hoax


Picture Suggesting Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby's Surgery
Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby's Surgery

Story: 

This little baby has cancer and he need money for surgery
Facebook has decided to help by giving
1 Like = 2 dollars . 1 Comment = 4 dollars . 1 Share = 8 dollars,
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Picture Suggesting Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby's Surgery
Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby’s Surgery
Picture Suggesting Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby's Surgery
Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby’s Surgery

Analysis:

A story spreading heavily on Facebook shows couple of pictures of a little Baby, allegedly having Cancer and needing money for Surgery. It is said that the social media site Facebook has decided to help the baby by donating 2 dollars for liking the story, 4 dollars for comment, and 8 dollars for sharing it. So readers are asked to help the child by doing same. The claim is a hoax, Facebook usually does not donate money for liking, commenting or sharing a sensitive post like that.

On 12 October 2016 Hindi humor-based Facebook page ‘Oye ek joke sunega 😛‘ posted the sensitive story in question, asking users to help the Cancer surgery of the Baby by liking, commenting and sharing the story on Facebook. Sadly, the little boy in pictures appears to be suffering from a severe eye related infection, so the Facebook post soon garnered several thousands of likes, comments and shares.


The pictures of the little boy appeared online earlier in September 2016 on website ok.ru, in an Islam related prayers group. The translation of the Turkish description of the post appears to suggest that the mother of the child was only requesting prayers for the healing of her child. In past a very similar story on Facebook showed picture of a Baby with Tumor developed around her left ear, saying she has Brain tumor and needed money for surgery. In both cases, the claims that Facebook shall donate money for surgeries of the children based on number of likes, comments and shares the posts get on the social media platform are simply baseless and hoaxes. They are simply like-farming scams that need not be shared and spread to others.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax and Scam.

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Facebook Share Pays Money for Cancer Baby’s Surgery: Hoax