Truth behind social media posts aimed at safeguarding your privacy

TULSA - If you're on Facebook you've seen friends post or share a statement aimed at keeping content private.   It's a fake.

Facebook posted its new privacy guidelines and the privacy post went viral on the site.

It includes some pseudo-legal babble about your copyright and forbidding Facebook from using some of your stuff.  One version mentions the Rome Statute, which has to do with war crimes, not Facebook privacy.

The upshot is it's fake and doesn't give you any additional protection.
    
There is one step you can take to keep your thoughts, photos and places private.   Don't put them on Facebook.

Here's something you can do Facebook says will count:  Vote .  Until December 10, 2012 Facebook users can vote regarding proposed changes on Facebook and future privacy policies.  Click here to see more information.
 

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