Facebook Released Entry Price for Privacy of Your Status: Fact Check


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Facebook Released Entry Price for Privacy of Your Status

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Facebook Released Entry Price for Privacy of Your Status:

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.
Better safe than sorry is right.

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Fact Check:

Certain text messages doing rounds on the social media platform claim Facebook Released Entry Price for Privacy of Your Status. To keep the subscription of their status “private,” allegedly, users have to pay $5.99. Furthermore, in order to continue the free service and avoid making all his posts public, the message says the user has to copy and paste the text on his Facebook page . The messages garnered importance amidst the privacy concerns post the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The claims are nonetheless not true; the message that Facebook released entry price for Privacy of your Status is a hoax.

The messages seem to be a resurrection of very similar old messages in many variants that have been around since at least 2015. However, back then there were no credible reports about Facebook charging for private subscription. To a related question posted on Facebook Community page, Facebook support team replied the copying and pasting legal notice is just a hoax. In 2014 also, certain messages warned Facebook is going to charge users monthly fees with various subscription offers.

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Coming back to the current story, as of this writing, Facebook does not have any plans for paid service, and the social networking is free. The message is in fact one of those copy and paste hoax messages that often appear on Facebook. Keeping your Facebook status and profile private is free. Through your Privacy and Application settings, you can control how you share all your information and photos. So, users need not copy paste and spread the rumor unnecessarily.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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