If you spot a fear-mongering status on Facebook urging you to declare your right to privacy, don't worry — it's a hoax. It's still a hoax.
The latest message making the rounds on Facebook looks like this:
"Don't believe it," Facebook said in June in response to an identical status flooding the social networking platform. "You own your content and can control how it is shared through your privacy settings."
This is a hoax that can be traced back to November 2012, and like a game of Whac-a-Mole, it just keeps randomly popping up.
While Facebook may know a hell of a lot about you — your location, age, anniversary, relationship status, political alignment, how many employees your company has, your email service, credit card type, preference in TV shows and much, much more — it's not going to publish your private and deleted information for your digital world to see.
So if your mom, dad, aunt, uncle or second cousin once removed posts a status like the one above, gently remind them that not everything you read on the internet is true. (This is, though. We promise.)