The chain letter recently began spreading across the network which called upon users to re-post a message if they wanted to prevent Facebook from owning their content. Facebook quickly dismissed the letter with a blog posting.
"There is a rumour circulating that Facebook is making a change related to ownership of users' information or the content they post to the site. This is false," Facebook said in its note to users.
"Anyone who uses Facebook owns and controls the content and information they post, as stated in our terms. They control how that content and information is shared. That is our policy, and it always has been."
"In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, paintings, photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention)," read the chain letter.
"For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!"
The move angered many Facebook users who feared that Facebook would create unfair policies that would hurt their social media privacy.
This isn't the first time Facebook has had to fight off a bogus chain letter. Last June, the same post began surfacing across the social network.
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