No, Facebook will not be using users’ photos. This has come up due to an old hoax message, that subjected Facebook (and Instagram) users to minor tension, that has resurfaced again and seemingly trying to cause the same old privacy headaches.
Now, as per a Forbes, and Boom report, which report about certain users having received the old hoax message, it definitely does a world of good for Facebook users to ignore this social media hoax. Check out the hoax message, that has apparently been revived – but deserves taking note of as yet another “fake”; this non-genuine content has reportedly been shared on other Facebook-owned platforms such as WhatsApp as well. This message has also been shared by Facebook users – on their respective Facebook walls, as well:
“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. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute).”
“NOTE: Facebook is now a public entity. All members must post a note like this. If you prefer, you can copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once it will be tacitly allowing the use of your photos, as well as the information contained in the profile status updates. Facebook Does Not Have My Permission To Share Photos Or Messages. Copy, Paste and Breathe”
In the above message, there are no mentions about any Indian context – hence, more than global users, Indian users should outrightly reject it as yet another fake. At this juncture, Facebook and other related social media platforms have been working with multiple governments across the world in a bid to combat fake news spreading on their platforms. The recent Indian general elections also witnessed fake news on social media – but these were combated (with technology) to an extent.