Is Facebook Going To Make Your Public Photos Private On October 19?
The third and final presidential debate is tomorrow night, which makes October 19th scary enough. Social media is abuzz with rumors that there's another reason to fear 10/19.
This hoax first appeared back in 2012, which is virtually forever in social media years. A better question to ask is, what CAN Facebook do you with your photos and content? When you signed up, you agreed that Facebook has the right to utilize your public photos and text in any way it sees fit. This clause is pretty standard with any social media you're using:
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
If you've already shared the hoax info above, please delete it and share this post instead. Spread the truth that there's nothing to worry about...again.