The One Pointless Facebook Post All Illinois Users Need to Stop Sharing Immediately
There's one very important thing you need to know before you click copy/paste on the next photo privacy post you see come across your Facebook feed.
Facebook Photo Privacy
Having our personal photos and information used in a negative way is a very real problem in today's technological age, and I totally get that most people will do anything they can to protect it.
How many times have you seen a post that says something like this come across your Facebook feed?
Don’t forget tomorrow starts the new Facebook (aka...new name, META) rule where they can use your photos. Don't forget the Deadline is today!!! I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pictures, information, messages or posts, both past and future. With this statement, I give notice to Facebook it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its contents.
I've seen posts like that more times than I can count. Those types of posts always usually say you have to copy/paste the message once a month to keep your personal info private on Facebook too, but you know what? IT'S ALL BOGUS!
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Since about 2018 we have been warned by legal experts that sharing posts like the one above does absolutely nothing to protect our photos and privacy. I think this explanation from Forbes simplifies what we all need to know pretty well;
Posting a statement on your Facebook page that is contrary to Facebook's privacy terms has no legal effect nor does it change Facebook's privacy policies. Your relationship with Facebook is governed by the terms and conditions to which you agreed with Facebook as well as by existing copyright law.
Facebook will never "own" our personal photos and information, and we are entirely in charge of what we put on there. We can decide what to share and who to share it with, and we have control over our privacy settings too.
Here's how you can change or add photo privacy settings on Facebook, but be forewarned, you may have to adjust the setting for EACH photo if they were added a while ago, and it can be a very daunting task...
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