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Facebook Hoaxes

ByKevin Simon

Jan 17, 2019

There are a lot of Facebook hosts these vary from having to repost or share a post from things like Facebook is going to charge from a certain date, to all you info is going to be public again from a certain date. Ones that come through messenger aswell saying that person has been hacked so dont accept friends request from another account with the same name, and you have to forward this to all your friends.

The problem is with these Hoaxes, Is they will only stop when people STOP reposting or sharing, but as we know some people on Facebook dont always read it fully and just share anyway. The same goes for fake news, someone reads a headline and dosnt click on the article or even just do a google search to see if true. My missus does this says have you heard about so and so as one of her friends have shared it, but dosnt check first and 80% of the time is a fake story, as the website link is of a site you have never heard of.

One of the ones I have seen recently again this one seems to keep popping up every so often is the following again there are several version of the same.

For whatever reason, someone must have thought it would be fun to see how many people they could trick into reposting this message. Unfortunately, it worked and loads of people are making it go viral.

In reality, versions of the message have been around for years and pop their up every now and then to fool more people. There are traces of this message dating back to 2012. As if you read the message carefully it just says from TOMMOROW, now if you think about this logically if you see this on your timeline and repost it, but someone dosnt see your post until a few days later, then which tomorrow is it, as it dosnt give a DAY / DATE or even YEAR.

Again with this one its is about your info becoming public, Now if you have your security set to friends only, Then your info is NEVER available to no one that isnt a friend of yours.  I is always a good idea to check your privacy setting within facebook about who can see your posts, photos etc aswell as apps that have access to that info. Will link to article soon once wrote on how to do this, if unsure just google changing privacy settings facebook as there are a lot of great guides available.

They always quote a news channel or a newspaper but dont ever put a link in, as if you was to google the news channel and even the title of the message you would find NO such report.

To whoever creates these I dont know what they get out of it, just find it funny. Over the past few years we have heard a lot about the tern FAKE NEWS, i.e. when a story isn’t fully true or made up completely and this type of thing is one of them.

I will be updating this page, with more that I spot over social media, so can keep everyone informed of these.

Always BEFORE reposting or forwarding something that seems bit strange just Google the terms “Facebook Hoax and the basic premise of the post” and all you will find is site after site telling you that they are hoaxes, including the one you are reading now. as if you just repost this the cycle carries on and other people will fall for it.

With the Fake News stories that go around again google it to see if its true before hand, always look at the website address the link is from as normally a site you have never heard of. Now the reason someone has created that news article is normally to provoke a reaction with the heading and if you do click through, you normally get redirected to site full of adverts, as this earns them money from any ads that are clicked on, also know as click bait.

By Kevin Simon

I run this blog & also self employed cleaning out fish ponds, but due to spinal problems not able to do as much, now started a youtube channel showing my converted Peugeot Partner micro camper also as interest in photography so now vlog about the trips and of course Lego figures out in the wild photos.

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