Please Stop Posting About Facebook Going Public, It’s a Hoax (PROOF)
Rumor has it that Facebook is going public and another rumor is that you’ll have to pay in order to subscribe to Facebook. Let us assure you both rumors are just far from any truth. No, Facebook won’t be posting your ‘secret messages’ to public and you won’t be asked to pay in order to use Facebook.
We’ve been seeing many friends posting on their wall and updating their status warning people against Facebook with messages like the below:
“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 (I said 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.”
Apparently this Facebook hoax has been going around for years and people keep sharing this post. If you are still looking for proof here’s the original statement Facebook released
So, yes please stop copying and pasting this message! (Or delete it if you feel like it) While this is just a hoax it is good to always remember that you should try to stay safe online. Check your facebook privacy setting and while we are talking about privacy, never post something you might regret!