14 Hilarious Responses To The Facebook Hoax

September 29th 2015

Laura Donovan

If there's anything more annoying than cheesy photos of couples on Facebook, it's the latest status update hoax that's been flooding your newsfeed for the past few days.

As you've probably noticed, a lot of Facebook users have been sharing a status update claiming that the social networking platform is going to begin charging users for the privilege of privacy:

"Now it's official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the subscription of your status to be set to 'private.' If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste."

This is not the first time Facebook users have been duped into a viral status update hoax. Three years ago, Facebook confronted a viral hoax regarding ownership of content. At the time, Facebook pointed users to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities: "You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings."

While many fell for the silly prank, some recognized it was fake and responded with hilarious posts on their own social media platforms.

Here are some funny responses to the hoax:


I HEREBY GIVE MY PERMISSION to the Police, the NSA, the FBI and CIA, the Swiss Guards, the Priory of Sion, the...

Posted by Dan Patten on Thursday, January 8, 2015


Viral Facebook hoax response


Hey guys, umThat Facebook Privacy Change isn't real. This hoax happens literally once a year at least. And even if it...

Posted by Matt Diaz on Monday, September 28, 2015