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VIRAL: Netizens turn hoax Facebook chain messages into hilarious posts


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MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the “Deadline tomorrow” and “Better be safe than sorry” hoax posts over the weekend has took the Filipino netizens by storm. Some even parodied posts into funny and witty status as it reached an ‘annoying’ peak on Sunday.

Netizens turn hoax Facebook chain messages into hilarious posts

This has started with passed-on posts on Facebook on the alleged removal of users accounts from being exposed online—from user information, to private photos, and deleted messages.

This annoyed almost half of Facebook users questioning why some would believe such posts, while some used the viral chain message into hilarious and witty status updates.

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Better to be safe than sorry Facebook post

The said copy/paste status posts came in two versions; the first version starts with a cautioning to “Better be safe than sorry” while the other starts with a more urgent encouragement saying “Deadline tomorrow!”

Better to be safe than sorry Facebook post

The “Better be safe than sorry” posts start with mentioning an unnamed attorney who advised to have a copy of the “statement” proving that the Facebook user does not give his permission for the use of his photos and profile information. If the user does not copy/paste the said post it will be “tactically understood” that the user allows such usage of his Facebook information.

Deadline tomorrow Facebook

While the “Deadline tomorrow” unconsciously pressures the user to copy/paste the status to be spared from letting Facebook access all the user’s photos, old and new posts. It even states an alleged “Violation of Privacy” code (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute.)

Eventually, the viral post died down as those who didn’t got swayed shared a status from Facebook’s official page clarifying the issue, it was even addressed months ago! Facebook informed netizens that what they share is in their own disposition through the privacy settings on Facebook;


The “Violation of Privacy” code (UCC 1-308- 1 1 308-103 and the Rome Statute)
on the “Deadline tomorrow” post is also clarified that it was not even connected to social media sites such as Facebook, according to reports “Rome Statute” is a treaty to deal with war criminals.

It was proved that such messages are all hoax.

--Mae Tuazon, The Summit Express

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