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Facebook releasing members photos to third party advertisers-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor:
A forwarded email that says the
popular online community Facebook is allowing third party advertisers to
use member photos and images without permission. The email
goes on to give recommended privacy settings for profiles.
The Truth: This is a hoax according to
Barry Schnitt, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Public
Policy at Facebook.
TruthorFiction.com that Facebook never sells user content or information
to advertisers and posted a
statement on his blog debunking this eRumor saying, "These
rumors are false, and we have made no such change in our advertising
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
FACEBOOK has agreed to let third party advertisers
use your posted pictures without your permission. Click on SETTINGS at
the top of the page where you see the Logout link. Select PRIVACY, then
NEWS FEEDS and WALL. Next select the tab that reads FACEBOOK ADS. Select
NO ONE from the drop down box. Then SAVE your changes. REPOST to let
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